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The Memorial and Petition of John Adlum Most Respectfully Sheweth, That your Memorialist stands informed that an appointment of Agent for Indian affairs for the Northern department, is about to be made—And your Memorialist being well acquainted with the greatest part of the Country inhabited by the six nations, and personally known to many of the Chiefs of that people—and acustomed to their...
I received your favour of yesterday this morning from the Secretary of War. Yours of the 8th. that you mention I immagine went from Reading to Northumberland as I wrote to lieut. Howard at Reading to send all letters to me here that might be in the post office there, but I have not received any. I will set out early on thursday morning for Reading and will attend to your directions...
Reading [ Pennsylvania ] July 2, 1799 . “I arrived here on the 29th. Ult. and assumed the Command of the detachment at this place.… Since my arrival at this place I have been at some pains to get information from persons of trust Citizens of this place, and it is very generally their opinion that to take away a part of the troops from this place would have a bad effect, that they ought rather...
Captain Shoemaker informs me he has no regular statement of the money he has received & expended, but will have one made out as soon as possible, in the recruiting service he has two hundred and twenty dollars of arrears of bounty money in his hands, and the reason he did not give it to the Soldiers, was they received five months pay at the same time this money was sent him, and clothing he...
In not having an answer to my letter of the 2nd inst. I take it for granted, you aquiece in my opinion, with respect to dividing the troops at this place. I am yet of opinion it will be improper, to divide so small a force, it will make us appear little in the eyes of the disaffected part of the Country, and lose that effect, a military force ought to have. Persons of trust of this place, say...
Inclosed is a monthly return of the detachment under my command, by which you will see the sickness has increased, but the Doctor informs me the soldiers are getting better and there is not so many new cases within this few days, and I hope the sick will soon be able to join their Companies— There is two persons confined under guard for desertion. Capt. Shoemaker with the contractors son Mr....
I have forwarded Lieut. Carson & Lieut. Montgomery to the Regimental rendevous with forty recruits and have sent William Griffin alias William Stewart (with them) who I mentioned to you in my letter of the 5th. inst. I have written Col. Ogden who I expect will consult you with respect to a Court Martial when the prisoner is brought to the rendevous With great respect I am Sir Your most Obedt....
Yours of the 23rd. 24th. & 26th. Ult. came duly to hand The Court Martial you directed was held yesterday and to day, and I will forward you the proceedings by the next post. Capt. Shoemaker will march in about two days for Easton, with his company. Lieut. Boote set out yesterday for New York, and I have annexed his company detachment to Capt. Shoemakers company according to your orders. I...
I have enclosed the proceedings of the Court Martial held by your order. In yours of the 23rd. Ult. you inform me “The Commanding Officer of such a detachment having no power to order a Court Martial” I wish to be informed whether I have not the power to order Courts Martial in any case or whether this paragraph alludes only to General Courts Martial. The deserters I mentioned in mine of...
I will thank you for leave of Absence to go to my farm near Havredegrace in Maryland after the election which will be on the 8th. of October next. If it is admissable I wish to be absent from the 10th. of October to the 1st. of December. I can correspond from thence with the Officers recruiting with the same facility that I can from this place. Lieut. Meminger who is the Senior Officer of the...
Yours of the 10th. inst. came to hand by this days post. I have given orders for Capt. Irwins company to hold themselves in readiness to march on next Wednesday morning— I would have ordered them to march on monday morning, but we have had heavy rains this three days, and have not yet subsided, so that the roads are very bad and the waters high, but I expect will be passable by wednesday. I...
Capt. Irwin’s company marched last week for Fort Mifflin, and I sent with them two of the prisoners that are under trial and whose sentence I forwarded to you viz. Robt. Brown and George Tyson, John Lewis who the other prisoner tried is still in gaol here. Enclosed is the monthly return of the troops now lying at this place. I am going to Easton to day and will forward you the monthly return...
Enclosed is the monthly return of Capt. Shoemaker’s company at Easton. That part of his company that was Lieutt. Boote’s detachment are much in want of their clothing, some of them are nearly naked. I forwarded to Col. Stevens, as you directed , some time since a return for such things as were due the men, or wanting, but have not heard from him since. With great respect I am Sir Your most...
The situation of my private affairs is so interesting at this time, that I am compelled to solicit leave to retire from the service—and as general opinion anticipates a speedy dissolution of the army. I hope that my voluntary resignation will produce no injury or inconvenience to the publick—If my request can be granted, I shall always hold my self prepared to obey your commands, should my...
your favour of the 7 th of October came duly to hand, and I would have answered it sooner to let you know that I would send you the cuttings desired, but I wished, with the answer to send you a bottle of wine made a few days before, the receipt of your letter. After it was done fermenting I racked it off and I thought it rather tart, and having read in the memoirs of the Philad a Agriculture...
With this days mail I send you a number of cuttings of the vines from which I made the wine I had the honor of sending you by M r Christie . I also enclose a bottle of the wine, made last season There is one particularity peculiarity in those vines different from any I am acquainted with, They will not bear pruning in the same manner that foreign vines do. When I had them first cultivated, my...
About the middle of last month I send sent on to you a number of the cuttings, of the Grape Vines you requested. As I have not heard, that you have received them, I am fearful they may have been lost on the way. If so? and you will send me word: I will forward on to you a smaller number of cuttings, and see that they are put in the mail, so that there can be no question of their getting safe...
I did not receive your favour of the 16 th U lt untill yesterday. I now reside in the neighbourhood of this Town, and have lived here near two years, I heard by accident of your letter being in the Post office of Havre degrace , and wrote to the Post master for it, it was very neglectful of him not to forward it to me, as he knew I resided in this vicinity, As I suppose the person to whom I...
I went last week to see the Baltimore cattle show, with a view to get the members of the Agricultural Society of Maryland to recommend the cultivation of the vine, and the making of wine. I had previously sent four kinds of wine to the President of the society, and which was drank at the Societies dinner, and generally spoke favourably of— Particularly the kind made from a grape called the...
I send for your acceptance through the Post office a bottle of wine made last September, from a grape I call Tokay, A German Priest who saw the grapes ripe said they were the true Tokay, such as he had seen growing in Hungary, I have no doubt but that these grapes are like them, but I have a strong suspicion that they are native—I found them at Clarksburg in Montgomery County at a M rs...
I sent you some days since a bottle of domestic wine that I call Tokay—I now send you a bottle of what I call Burgundy. neither of these wines have had any brandy in them,—I will after I have bottled it send you a bottle of my Champaign, made of the miller Burgundy grape, which will have to be kept perhaps two months before you drink it, when, I expect it will be brisk and sparkle—I have but...
I have taken the liberty of sending you a bottle of domestic wine which I call Tokay. It is made of a grape that I found some years since at Clarksburgh Montgomery County Maryland, at a Mrs. Scholls. It is one of the greatest bearers of any grape that I know of, and tolerable for the table. They are also very handsome, the bunches are of a good size and a beautiful black colour, covered with a...