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I am afraid you will think me fickle—but really I am not to blame—the hand of Providence hath fallen on me and laid me low—When I last wrote you I thought I felt myself far enough restored from a violent cold, which I caught by travelling in the Stage all night from New York, to do business—but unfortunately I was mistaken and have been labouring ever since that evening under the most violent...
I have received your circular letter of the 5th. Inst. respecting expeneturs which I shall communicate to the officers. I arrived at my Quarters here the 13th. Inst. Major Louis Tousard left here the 14 for New York; also informs me he has given you information respecting the delay of Capt. Littlefield and Company. The Stores wanted is not arrived as yet ; nor the winter clothing which is very...
I received your letter of the 24th Ulto, at which time I was at East Hartford. I found it Necessary on the same day to repair to Middletown, VIS, on the 5th Inst. in order to Sign of all the Vouchers Necessary for the Contractor. I then repaired to Hartford & took my passage in the first Stage for this place, whear I arrived on Yesterday. Major Buell not being in this place, nor any Officer of...
I was duly honored with your letter of the 11th. instant—General Wilkinson made a Return to the Secretary of War for Medicines for the following Posts & Troops, vizt.—For West Florida & Fort Massac, Seven Companies, enumerating the Medicine and Hospital Stores &c. For Fort Knox, Thirtysix men; Fort Washington, Thirty men—Lorimies, one Company—Fort Wayne, four Companies, Fort Defiance One...
I have the Honor to acknowledge the receipt of your very Confidential & not official Letter of the 9th. inst. I am paying every attention to its contents that will enable me, to answer you pretty fully in a few day’s, I shall be as minute and as explicit as the nature of the case will admit of, and write freely without favour or affection—having the good of my Country and the honor and dignity...
Your Letter of the 14th. has been delivered by Mr. Meridith of Brooklyn, who has come forward to give evidence in the case of Lt. Ladlie—he shall be properly intorduced to the Court, and all the papers relative to the affair, which you sent me, shall be delivered to morrow to the Judge advocate, who is Capt. White of the 11th— I am informed that the two Companies of Artillerists mentioned in...
Philadelphia, November 14, 1799. “I have received your letter of the 12th instant, and enclose to you a Return of all my payments since I arrived here in July last.…” ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
In answer to your letter of the 1st. instant I have to inform you that John Brown has been mentioned to the President and agreed to by him to fill the place of Coleby Chew, who was appointed a Captain in the 13 Regiment, in case of his resignation. No official information having been received that Mr. Chew declined accepting, Mr. Brown has not as yet been notified of his appointment. Austin...
I shall write to a friend of mine by this Post requesting him to pay for what wood Captn Morris may want for the Garrison at Fort McHenry—I have the honor to be Sir—Your most Hl St ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Officers were permitted by a general Order at the westward, when they obtained a furlough to take a Soldier with them in character of a servant, mine has drawn no rations since that period; in conversation with general Wilkinson on the subject at Trenton, he gave it as his Opinion that there will be no impropriety in my drawing his back rations, especially as the soldier is yet with me and has...