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Colo. Parkers complaint to you of my having fixed a recruiting Station within his circle, is a circumstance so unexpected, that I cannot help expressing concern on the occasion: I regret very much his disposition to swell into importance, a circumstance quite trivial in its nature; such conduct is only calculated to disturb the harmony of the military, which ought, if possible, to be preserved...
Richmond [ Virginia ] September 16, 1799 . “I have this day forwarded to the proper officer A return of my Regiment up to the 1st day of this month—the number returnd is only 133. I lament that our success has not been greater, but you may be assured that no blame ought to be ascrib’d to the Recruiting officers, they have been incessant in their labors. It is not easily to conceive the...
Richmond [ Virginia ] September 19, 1799 . “… Our recruiting instructions forbids recruiting Mulatto’s. As Batmen are allowed to officers, may not recruits of that description be taken for that purpose alone? They are better Calculated than the White natives of this Country for menial Service. Will an Officer who shall take a Servant with him, be intitled to draw rations for him? If this...
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your Circular of the 7th Instant noticing the Conduct of Some Officers in expressing their Opinions on the quality of the Cloathing in the presence of the Soldiers. I am too conscious that the Cause of this rebuke did not originate with us; to feel any Concern at it; Such Conduct would have been reprehensible, had there been just Cause of Complaint; but I...
I have this moment received your letter of the 13th Instant. The last paragraph of which, stating the communication from the Secy of War on the Subject of the Hatts which I had fitted under your authority for my Regiment, and the decision thereupon, is not only unexpected, but distressing; little did I expect that in doing this business, which was intirely out of my line, and of course could...
Richmond [ Virginia ] October 4, 1799 . “A few days before my arival at this place, some of the Troops of the Regimt. of Artillerists & Engineers, of Capt. Eddins’s Company, stationed at this place, were guilty of a most violent and flagrant breach of Civil Authority; the Circumstances were these; One of their new recruits was discovered to be a fugitive from justice, he had been committed to...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Private & Confidential letter of the 20th Ulto., on the Subject of naming proper characters from the grades of Majors, Captains & Lieutenants, for the department of the Inspectorship, or Quarter Master. This is a task as delicate as it is difficult; and it is with diffidence that I shall enter on it, least I should recommend a character that...
I am impatient to know what disposition is to be made this Winter, of the Recruits of my Regiment; I have before Written to you, and to the Secretary of War on the Subject, and am in hopes that the next post will furnish the information. Should it be determined on to Hut the Troops in some Convenient Woods, which to me seems the most eligible plan, we wall require some of those articles that...
Major Campbell of the 8th. Regemt., has expressed to me his wish to get an appointment in the line of Inspectorship, and requests me to address you on the Subject; If any thing that I can say in favor of Major Campbell shall have wait with you I shall feel infinite pleasure in being Servicable to him: My acquaintance with Major Campbell from the revolutionary war, to the present time, leaves...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letters of the 26th. & 30th of Septr. Agreeably to your instructions, I have ordered the recruits of my Regiment, to the Battalion Stations, except Capt. Caldwells, at Wheeling, which are too distant. I have drawn but one Officer from each Sub-Station, leaving the others, with a few Men and the hired Music, to prosecute the recruiting...