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You will discharge the soldier to Enclosed are some papers relative to the age of a soldier in the eleventh regiment—You will enquire into the case, and if the statement proves correct, discharge the person to whom they it relates. ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Your letter of the 17th. instant, with its enclosures has been received. I am, for my own part prefectly satisfied with the representation given by the Major, of the conduct of your officers in the affair at Elisabeth town—but as an account of it has made its appearance in the public papers, which has represented the matter to their disadvantage, I think you are interested for the honor of...
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...
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).