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It is my wish that you would look among the officers of the thirteenth regiment for some character qualified to fill the office station of Brigade Inspector — Quarter Master. Captain Meigs has been highly spoken of to me by his Colonel. I mention this mainly to draw call your attention to this Gentleman, ———— his merits, confiding however that you will have an equal eye to those of other...
I enclose you a very disagreeable communica tion from the Secy of War of the 2d. ins of yesterday’s date, respecting Capt White of your Regiment. Delicacy towards the character of an officer induces — me to through you to give Capt White an opportunity for explanation previous to any a more formal proceeding; though I cannot at present discover how it will be possible to supersede the...
I enclose for your information a letter which I have received from Mr. John Bray of New Brunswick on the subject of winter quarters. It is my wish to have you report in the course of a week as by that time I shall it will be necessary to determine between New Jersey, and Carlisle. With great considern. I am, Sir & ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
The bearer of this is Mr. Genti , my Cook, a very respectable man in his station. He has charge of my baggage. Be so good as to cause it to be transported to camp without delay and let him have a horse to convey himself unless he declines it. Yrs. truly ALS , Lloyd W. Smith Collection, Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, New Jersey. For background to this letter, see H to Ogden,...
I expect to set out for the camp at Scotch Plains on Monday next. You will provide bricks and materials for erecting at my Quarters a fourneau a machine for culinary purposes, which may be considered as a cube of brick about eight feet long, four feet thick, and four and a half feet high. I have a waggon which will serve for carrying my baggage, but you will provide two horses for the purpose....
I have just received your letter of the twenty third inst., and in answer to the enquiries it contains have to observe that the lads enlisted as musicians are to be mustered altho’ under eighteen years of age, and that the authority given to you on the subject of mustering extends to the object of which you speak. I wish to be informed whether you have received my letter respecting winter...
It is my wish to employ General North with your assistance in preparing regulations for the police of the troops in Camp Quarters and garrisons. There will be no necessity for your residing in New York. Occasional visits to the city will be sufficient for the accomplishment of the object. I have proposed to the Secretary of War the allowance of an extra compensation, but I can not say what...
You will provide without delay three pendulums to vibrate seventy five, one hundred, and one hundred and twenty times in a minute—Col. Smith wrote to me some time since that he was making a provision of this kind—You will ascertain what he has whether he has done this, and if he has, measure provide make such provision only as will supply the deficiency ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y....
In the arrangement for the transportation of the sick and of baggage of the troops composing the Union Brigade 11th, 12th, & 13th regiments, the following rule appears to me to be the most eligible. Let the sick and baggage of the 13th regiment be transported to New Haven—those of the 12th. to three points, according to New York, New Burgh and Albany—those of the 11th who belong to Delaware...
I have received your letter of Decr. 13th. inclosing the relative Rank of your Officers, it meets entirely with my approbation. You will therefore make it known to the Officers as the definitive arrangement with true consideration I am Sir Your obed Servt. ( LS , in the handwriting of Philip Church, Columbia University Libraries; Df , in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers,...