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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...
The Paymaster has returned & is employed in paying off the Troops. They will march tomorrow for Harpers Ferry. From the best Information I can obtain the Wood is cut down for many Miles round that Place by the Iron Works in the Neighborhood & they, for some time, have been obliged to repair to the Maryland Side of the Potowmac for a Supply. I am also i nformed that Colo Parker is obliged to...
I have been honored with the receipt of your Letter of the 1st. Ult. in answer to my request for leave of absence. On submitting my case to the Commanding Officer here, he has decided that the request cannot be complyed with, without the arrival of more Officers: I hope therefore that I may not be considered as importunate in thus once more addressing you on the subject, to know whether I am...
From your great credit, protection and your extreme love to Justice, I am the more encouraged in taking the liberty of addressing myself to you; Being in hopes, you will do, me the kindness to recommand me, for a promotion at the next Session of Congress. My having Served with distinction in the year 91 and 92, as a Lieutenant in the Regiment commanded by the Baron de Cambefort , is a...
I have received your letter of the 8th instant and have written to the Secretary of War a letter of which and of his answer you have copies inclosed— With high consideration and respect I have the honor, to subscribe myself your most obedt Servt I have receved information though not officially, of the death of Captain Martin, in Georgia—this may possibly give me a Company, in the ordinary...
It has been suggested both by the pay Master & Majr Genl Pinkney, that a Lt McCall, now of the 3d. Regt & stationed in Georgia is necessary in that quarter as pay Master, I have therefore, for accommodation of the service, ventured to transfer Mr. McCall to the 4th. Regt., which may I hope meet your approbation. In arranging with Mr Swan for the pay of the Troops on the Missippi, I have named...
I had the honor of addressing you from Philadelphia, informing you that I Should Reach this place on the 10th. Current, where I now remain for your further Order—to Know in what manner to proceed— With Respect your Ob Servt ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). There is an "X" mark in the left margin beside the line beginning "I now remain for your further...."
I have Received yours of the 24th & 28th ultimo; previous to which I had Received an assurance from the Paymaster General that the money for the pay & Subsistance of the Troops woud be Immediately sent on. I Imagine it may now be daily expected I Informed you in a former letter that we had Received a Supply of Coats & overalls these will for the present make us Quite Comfortable as soon as...
I received your letter dated the 25th. ulto: at Trenton, when the business of the Office, had closed there and preparations were making to return to the Seat of Government. This letter relates to claims against the United States for Services rendered by Lieutenant Campbell Smith, which are stated to be of two kinds. 1st: For Services as Judge Advocate for more than two years previous to the...
You were right, My dear General, in saying that a Soldier should have no Other wife than the service; & I will add, that he should have neither children nor landed property, nor be a guardian, nor a director of a turnpike road, nor plaintiff, nor defendant against a rascal who every day brings fresh actions, for seven years together. Either of these things forms an impediment sufficient to...
I arrived here on Saturday & shall proceed on my Journey the 15th., and expect to reach Norfolk on the 20th. I take the Liberty to submit the enclosed to you from Lt Claiborne, who stands for a Company in place of Kreemer disgraced, and to advise that He should receive recruiting Instructions, in order to compleat his Command—altho unauthorized I can not forbear offering the Opinion, that the...
I enclose you a Warrant of appointment for Josiah Wright as a cadet in the eleventh regiment of Infantry which you will be pleased to have forwarded. The date has been filled up agreeably to the time mentioned in your letter— There are several letters from you before me on the subject of Cadets, and which have not been acted on owing to want of information when the services of the several...
I have received your letter of the 30th. Ultimo enclosing a letter from Captain Adrian Kissam resigning his commission in the Army. You will be pleased to notify Captain Kissam that his resignation has been accepted—and inform me of the time it should take effect that it may be entered in the books of the Office. Your information respecting Captain Kirklands rank shall be attended to— I have...
I have taken the liberty of troubleing you with a few lines—As their is now a vacancy in our Regiment—I only beg the favour of you to say something of me to the Secretary of War—refer him (if you think propper) to my Letters of recommendation—which were inclosed to you by Colo. Parker—I have been in the Service of my Country for four years And find a Military life more Congenial with my...
I did myself the honor of addressing you last night, on the subject of materials for the Chimnies, and agreable to my arrangement had a sample load brought to camp by 12 oClock and have compleated a Contract for an immediate Supply, which will be delivered with every needful expedition, so that we shall go on smoothly untill the frost interferes—had I not been told of almost insurmountable...
Wilmington, Delaware, November 11, 1799. “… The success of the democratic, alias, disorganizing party, in a late election in Pennsylvania, has intoxicated the minds of the people of the same views in this quarter, of which there are many, and who are advised and led by as able villains such as are to be found in the opposition, and if they do not while the frenzy continues push the business so...
Newport [ Rhode Island ] November 11, 1799 . “Enclosed I have the Honour of returning to you the Letter which you directed to Oliver Elsworth Esq. The Frigate sailed last Sunday Week, and by this Time, I hope, is half Way where she is bound.…” LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Tousard was a major in the First Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers. Letter not found. On November 3,...
I had the honor of receiving Your Letter of this date, relative to permission for the Revenue Cutter to accompany the Snow Acteon to Norfolk—as I do not feel myself at liberty to order this Vessel out of the district, I will with pleasure if the Snow Acteon should remain in Port till thursday, write immediately to the Secretary of the Treasury, whose directions upon that subject may be...
On the 26th. of octr. I issued the following order—The Brigade Qr. Master will make immediate arrangements with the Contractor to have a sufficient quantity of Stone for the foundation of Chimnies, and bricks for the Chimnies in front of the line marked for the cantoonments of the 11th. 12th. & 13th. Regiments he will give the Contractor an estimate of the quantity requisite, who will without...
It would be of Service to the troops if some arrangements were made, that they might attend divine service on Sundays. The minister of this Parish is a firm good friend to Government, & the Army and preaches up the necessity of Supporting the one and accommodating the other. Finding the officers of the 11th. Regt. much disposed to visit their homes frequently I requested the Minister to give...
It is with due Diffidence, that I address you on a Subject which frequently engroseth the Attention of Military Gentlemen; I mean, that of Rank . A Sense of Duty which I owe myself, my Family, and my Feelings; together with the advise of Coll. Rice hath prevailed on me (altho’ at this late period) to make known to you my real Situation. Genl. Knox, and Genl. Brooks, did me the Honor, to place...