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Newport [ Rhode Island ] May 14, 1799 . “… Adjutant General North, in a letter, of the 30th. ult., did me the honor to offer me, the appointment of Assistant Adjutant Genl. and requests me to communicate to you, my answer, in case of acceptance. From a total inexperience of its duties, I felt a hesitation in making my determination, resulting from doubts of my adequacy to the employment, & it...
2General Orders, 1 June 1799 (Hamilton Papers)
Major General Hamilton announces to the officers, of the Troops under his Command, the following regulations respecting Extra allowances to officers established by an act of the War department dated the 19th of December last. In all cases Where officers are detached on Services that oblige them to encur expences on the road and at places where there are not Military posts, except where the Law...
3General Orders, 13 June 1799 (Hamilton Papers)
The Articles of War being obscore and unexplicit as to the power of appointing a General Court Martial, and it being very meterial that there shall be no doubt about the legalaty of the Constitution of a Court which is intrusted with the power of inflicting the highest punishment known in our Military Code, Major General Hamilton thinks it proper to declear the constitution of those Articles...
4General Orders, 15 June 1799 (Hamilton Papers)
A pretention having been raised by some of the Contractors, to issue either fresh or salt meat to the Troops at their discretion Major General Hamilton thinks it proper, to declear his Sence that this pretention is unfounded and without an Express declaration in the Contract that the option is reserved to the Contractor, it must be understood that it is reserved to the public, it is expected...
5General Orders, 20 July 1799 (Hamilton Papers)
The general court martial of which Major Willcock was president, having convicted Joseph Perkins, a private soldier of the 1st regiment of artillerists and engineers of the crime of desertion, aggravated by that of liberating and taking off with him two prisoners confined under the sentence of a court martial for desertion, over whom he was sentinel, and having condemned him to suffer death:...
As some difficulties have risen, and may hereafter arise, in consequence of its not being known, whether the general orders and forms issued from the Adjutant General’s office have been regularly received, it is in future directed, that the receipts of all general orders, all letters inclosing forms, or the alteration of forms, all letters containing new arrangements in material directions,...
The Paymaster General having arrived and entered upon his functions at the seat of government, all muster and pay rolls are, hereafter, to be transmitted to him, instead of the office of the Adjutant General, until a Deputy Paymaster General shall have been appointed and announced to the troops. They are to be sent addressed to Caleb Swan, Esquire, Paymaster General, at Philadelphia, with the...
Major William Dent Beall of the ninth Regiment of Infantry having been appointed Deputy Inspector General for the District under the Command of Major General Pinkney he is to be respected and obeyed accordingly LC , RG 98, Post-Revolutionary War Records, Vol. 383, Orderly Book of Major General Charles Pinckney, National Archives. See Charles Cotesworth Pinckney to H, April 3, 1800 ; H to...
I avail myself of the permission you gave me of recalling Lt. Overing to your remembrance, who, while at New York, solicited your approbation and countenance in his attempts to procure a Lieutenancy in the Artillery. If I recollect rightly his personal appearance had left no impression on your mind to his prejudice, & I am persuaded, he will exert himself to make good any favorable ideas you...
29 March 1802, New York. Solicits the consulship at Naples. Refers JM to Aaron Burr for a recommendation. RC ( DNA : RG 59, LAR , 1801–9, filed under “Ellery”). 1 p. Ellery’s application was unsuccessful; he moved to Natchez, Mississippi Territory, in 1803 ( Kline, Papers of Burr Mary-Jo Kline, ed., Political Correspondence and Public Papers of Aaron Burr (2 vols.; Princeton, N.J., 1983). ,...