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I request that you will call the attention of the different Paymasters to those men who may have been confined by the Sentences of Courts martial to hard labor, they being entitled to their pay— With &c. ( Df , in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have directed the DQM General to furnish the troops with transportation to places from which they can conveniently procure conveyance to their respective homes— The sick will remain here under the care of Dr. Chetwood, or of some surgeon whom I shall send from N York—The Contractor has been directed to supply them with necessaries as heretofore. When I shall have left this place you will...
Major Tousard has arrived here for the purpose of recruiting six companies of Artillerists. I request you to give facility to the accomplishment of the object. The men enlisted will not leave their corps untill the time of their disbandment. Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. For background to this letter, see H to James McHenry, first letter of May...
Enclosed is a letter of appointment for Mr. James Rhea as second Lieutenant in the first Regiment of Infantry, which you will deliver send forward to him accordingly. He will is to be instructed to proceed, as soon as possible to Harper’s ferry, and put himself under the orders of Major Cass. With great consideration I am Sir Yr. ob. Servant ( Df , in the handwriting of Ethan Brown and H,...
An order was issued, some time since, as you will recollect, directing enlistments to be “for and during the existing differences with France,” or for the term of five years at the pleasure of the government. It appearing probable that the number of men enlisted under these conditions is very inconsiderable, and an expectation having been entertained among them that they would not be separated...
The enclosed is a copy of a memorandum, signed by the Clerk of the War Office, was handed to me this morning by Mr. Vrooman—by it, it appears that notice of his acceptance was received at the War Office the 15th. Jany. since when which time he States himself to have been in readiness to join his Regiment. You will have his name entered on the Pay and Muster Rolls accordingly— With great...
Mr. Brown, one of my Secretaries is the bearer of this letter—he goes before me to take possession of my quarters. You will have a Subaltern’s guard at those quarters on Wednesday next. With great consideration Df , in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. For H’s visit to the troops at Scotch Plains, New Jersey, see H to Aaron Ogden, May 8, 1800, note 1 .
The enclosed warrant for Nathaniel Baldwin as Cadet in the 12th. regiment has just been sent to me by the S of War. You will direct Mr. Baldwin to transmit his former appointment to the War Office. (two drafts, both in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Altho’ I have not been officially advised of it, yet I have received information sufficient to satisfy me that an act of Congress has passed for disbanding the twelve additional regiments on or before the fifteenth of June next, granting an allowance to the officers and soldiers of three months pay from the time of their discharge. I mention this to you that it may be understood unofficially...
I have carefully attended to your letter of the first instant with the papers accompanying it. There appears too much cause to be dissatisfied with the conduct of the Contractor. It is very certain that there has always been and always will be a struggle on the part of Contractors to obtain undue advantages on by the inferior qualities of the articles they supply which must be steadily...