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I have no doubts but that Mr Brooks is competent to discharge the duty lately assigned to Lt Campbell Smith, of paying the detachments at and near Staunton &c, with fidelity and accuracy. ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Campbell Smith to Swan, November 16, 1799 ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Agreeable to your Order of the 11th. Inst, I report myself as having arrived here last Evening where I shall for your further order. Capt. Bishop’s Company is also with me— with Respect, your Obt Sevt ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). A note on the cover reads: "ansd 19th A Hoops"
Oxford [ Massachusetts ] November 16, 1799 . “Your letter of the 4th Oct. ordering the removal of the recruits receivd for the 16th Regt to this place for winter quarters, I received the 28th of Oct, and Issued my orders for the march on the twenty ninth. Agreeably to your directions I called on the Contra[c]tors for the means of tra[n]sporting the baggage Military Stores &c. But from the...
I received your letter of the 13th and one of the 14th. instant each inclosing a letter to Caleb Swan Esqr Paymaster left open for my perusal. Immediately upon receiving the first mentioned I wrote to Mr Swan a letter of which the enclosed is a Copy. It pains me exceedingly that either from the delay of the Officers in forwarding Muster and pay Rolls, a defective arrangement for forwarding the...
Philadelphia, November 16, 1799. “I have sent the following sums of money by this days mail. To the 14 Regiment 3893. } Dollars ” 15 do 3893. ” 16 do 1422. Captain Williamson arrived here to day. On monday the 18 instant he will be furnished with money to pay up the said three Regiments to the 30 September 1799 inclusively.” ALS
J’ai l’honneur d’apres vos ordres, de joindre cy inclus, la description du Sabre, que je crois etre le plus avantageux au Dragon au Service des Etats Unis. Je ne me suis permis aucune explication sur les motifs qui m’ont engagé a donner la preferance au Sabre droit, sur celui en usage a l’Armée Anglaise; si le General, le juge apropos, j’aurai l’honneur de les soumettre a sa decision. Je...
Doctor Walter Buchanan, who will be the bearer of this, having expressed a desire to serve his country in the line of his profession, I take the liberty to recommend him to your attention and patronage, & to assure you that his opportunities for acquiring knowledge in his profession have been such, & such is my personal knowledge of his acquirements, that I have no hesitation in recommending...
Since the return of the War Office to the City of Philadelphia, I have reverted to your letter of the 31st: ulto: and given as mature a consideration as circumstances would permit to the new arrangement of the Officers of the first, second, third and fourth Regiments of Infantry, as proposed by Brigadier General Wilkinson, and approved by yourself provisionally, but subject to a negative from...
Niagara [ New York ] November 15, 1799 . Describes his plans for repairing the fort, and discusses the friendly relations between British and American forces stationed on the Niagara River. States: “Two Regiments have arrived at Quebec & the Brittish force which will remain in Canada this winter amounts To upwards of Eight thousand regulars exclusive of two provincial Battalions.” ALS ,...
Union Camp [ Scotch Plains, New Jersey ] November 15, 1799 . “… Yesterday two french Gentlemen presented themselves here, requesting my permission to teach the back and small sword to the officers of the Brigade.… I felt myself very unpleasantly situated, but informed the Gentlemen, that the particular delicacy of existing questions between their Country and mine, rendered it totally...