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Whilst Colonel Ogden sh all continue in the particular service — —— he has been destined you he will still superintend, as far you he shall think proper fit, the interior police of his regiment ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have received your letter of the nineteenth instant with its enclosure— Were this a time of war I should not be embarrassed by your enquiry, but, in the present state of things, we must rely for a remedy — of the evil of which you complain on the influence of strict discipline up on the troops themselves. Where stores are erected near a high way you can place a sentinel on to prevent the...
I have received your letters of the 5th and 7th instants. As some of the subjects were discussed in conversation with you the other day it will not be necessary to repeat the remarks that were then made. On the subject of wood I have written to Col. Ogden. I can not say any thing relative to the claim of Captain White, having never been able to obtain from the S of War a definitive rule on the...
I send you some papers from which it would appear that Lieutt. Laidlie, who is now connected with your regiment, has dismissed a soldier from pecuniary considerations; at least that he has committed a great impropriety in discharging a man whom he had regularly enlisted. I request that you will make immediate enquiry into the case, and report the circumstances to me as soon as possible. With...
The returns of Medicine wanted for the Brigade under your command were im forwarded sent immediately to the S of War, but no answ and the forwarding of a supply without delay urged in strong terms. No answer has, however, been received. I requested you to point out art a few articles of pressing necessity in order that they might be procured, and forwarded from this place— This does not appear...
I have ordered Lt. Dwight the bearer of this letter to repair to Union Camp Brigade that he may be tried by a Court Martial which be immediately ordered to convene W— P.S. You will on Lt Dwight’s arrival at the Brigade put him under Arrest— ( Df , in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Capt. Andrew White of your Regiment has made application for the appointment of Brigade Inspector, being an officer who has seen service he has considerable pretensions. I would wish you to observe him and give me your opinion of his military talents and fitness for that appointment— W— ( Df , in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
The resignations of Captain Patterson and Lieutenant Cuyler of the twelfth regiment have been accepted— You will inform them accordingly— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
The bearer of this is Mr. Meredith of Brooklyn who goes to camp for the purpose of giving evidence in the case of Lieutenant Laidlie. You will have him provided for accordingly. I sent you some papers relative to this affair which you did not return to me. They are — very important evidence Papers in the case, and you will be pleased to deliver them to the person who acts as Judge Advocate....
Inclosed is a plan of the Formation of a Regiment for Exercise or Battle, of which I request your mature consideration, and that you will favour me as early as may be with the result of your reflections. The more careful and particular your criticism, the more will it oblige me. ADf , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. In the margin of this letter H wrote: “Two copies as in the original...