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The members of the society of the Cincinnati in the state of New Jersey, this day convened at their annual meeting, for the purposes of perpetuating their friendships, and of commemorating together the great events which gave Independence to these United States (in all that purity of intention which we trust has ever been manifested by our Society, and for the truth of which we have appealed...
About to render my accounts for the last quarter, I take the liberty of transmitting to you the enclosed estimate of expences attending the providing of Storehouses at the Cantonment near Green Brook for the Contractor’s & Quarter Master’s supplies and of requesting the necessary sanction of your signature. As the calls for Hospital & Quarter Master’s stores were almost incessant, & as it was...
I have been honored with —— of the 17th. Inst. and now enclose a list of materi als which I have furnished for the canton ment to the last of February to which time my — have been made up & forwarded to the War Office. I had before procured Colo. Smith’s certificate that the articles were furnished by his orders & forwarded it, with my accounts, to the office of the Accountant, who has...
I have been honored with your letter of the 13th. Instant & feel much surprize at the information given by Coll. Smith. On the 4th. of this month I contracted, by Coll. Smith’s written order, for 100 loads of Stone with the privilege of extending the number of loads as the Commandant should require, in consequence of which more than two hundred loads have already been delivered & those much...
I have been honored with your letter of the 18th. Instant. In compliance with instructions given me by Colo. Smith, I had, about eight days since, contracted for three hundred Cords of Wood to be delivered at the Cantonment at three & a quarter dollars pr. Cord. I also received proposals for the furnishing of wood standing & upon laying the whole before Colo. Smith, the plan adopted was...
As it will be necessary for the passing my accounts at the War Office, that my expenditures for materials &c. under the orders of Colo. Smith, should be known to have been sanctioned by your instructions I now take the liberty, sir, of begging a few lines from you to that effect. Of the most important articles furnishd. by me for the purpose of the Cantonment the quantitie s are as...
I have been honored with your letter of the 23d Instant and shall, agreeably to your instructions, procure a pair of Oxen for each of the three Regiments to be stationed at Green Brook. I am sir, with much respect Your humbl. servt. ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). A note on the cover reads: "Filed."
I have been honored with your letter of the 3d Instt. the contents of which has given me much uneasiness particularly as I feel myself very confident of the good quality of the provisions issued & of which no complaint had been made to my knowledge except in the instances herein after mentioned. About the first of November a parcel of inspected prime Pork which I had purchased at New York as...
I have just received your letter of the 4th Instant, you will please to inform the General that I duly received his of the 11th Ult. but hearing that he was gone to Philadelphia I delayed to answer it, upon a supposition that he would return by this rout—Immediately however upon it’s receipt the orders which it communicated were as far as was in my power strictly executed in every point, I...
I enclose to your Excellency the New York paper of yesterday, which announced the arrival of the British fleet under Admiral Graves. From what I can learn, the fleet consists of one of 90 guns three 74 and four 64 under A. Graves this however I cannot absolutely asert to be a fact not haveing received my information in as direct or regular a channel as I could wish. The Capt. of the Guadaloup,...