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Wilmington [ North Carolina ] July 20, 1794 . “Mon ame est navrée de douleur! Vous êtes bon pere, bon mari; Mes enfans n’ont plus de mere et moi j’ai perdu celle qui faisoit tout mon bonheur.… Heureux Epoux heureux pere, plaignez moi.…” ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Tousard, a former captain of artillery in the French Army, was an aide to Lafayette in the American Revolution and...
I was extremely Sorry that my being on a public Mission at Baltimore prevented my waiting on you when you were lately in Philadelphia, and presenting you, or rather to the whole Army, my most Sincere congratulations on the choice the President has made of you for an Inspector General. Entirely devoted to the career which I have followed from my youth, which your kind interest procured me to...
I beg leave to remind you of the letter which you was so kind as to write, in my favour, to the President, for the rank of Inspector of Artillery which, by the law of last July, is to be chosen from amongst the Officers of the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers. As I hear that you are to meet at Philadelphia with the President, the Commander in chief and the Secretary of war, my application...
Newport [ Rhode Island ] March 10, 1799 . Encloses a copy of his instructions from the Secretary of War. ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. James McHenry to Tousard, January 16, 1799 ( LS , letterpress copy, James McHenry Papers, Library of Congress; copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). McHenry’s instructions to Tousard read in part: “1st. You will examine with all possible...
From a letter which I received lately from Mr. Rutledge I expected the Secretary of War would direct me, for the future, to apply to you in matters of service, such as the following requests which I had submitted to his consideration. Knowing the multiplicity of affairs with which you are charged; I will spare you the trouble of reading a long letter, and state my requests without inforcing...
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 7th instt. I communicated it to the present Commanding officer, and have taken the command at Rhode Island agreably to your order. He inclosed to me a copy of your letter of the 15th. of Febry. to the contents of which I will exactly conform myself. I will bear in mind, in the exercise of my command, that I am not to be long stationary...
Newport [ Rhode Island ] March 25, 1799 . “… Auprès d’une ville, la Garnison reste souvent sand officers; on se croit à son devoir, parceque le fort n’est pas éloigné, et peutêtre au moment d’un évenement le fort seroit attaqué, avant qu’on eut pu avertir un seul d’entre les officiers.… il seroit essentiel que le General en chef commandant dans le departement Ordonnat … que dans les...
I have the Honour of requesting your Permission to assemble a general Court-Martial at the Garrison. There are a Number of Prisoners charged with capital Crimes. Enclosed are the Names of the Officers who may be convened with little or no Expense to the Public. Present { Capt. Wm. Littlefield Lieut. George T. Ross Lieut. Robert Overing Ensign Saunders Rogers. Capt. George Tillinghast Lieut....
Enclosed I have the Honour of transmitting to you the Monthly Return of the Garrison under my Command at Rhode-Island. The Quarterly Return of Ordnance, Military, and Quarter-Master’s Stores at Fort Wolcott on the 1st Day of April 1799 is also enclosed. The Indispensableness of building Barracks both for the Officers and Soldiers, renders necessary my early Application for Tents; to shelter...
Enclosed I have the Honour of transmitting to you the Proceedings of the General Court-Martial, which I convened agreably to your General Order of the 6th. April last. I enclose also my Approbation of the Sentences, which were executed accordingly. Several Reasons delayed the meeting of the Court. The new appointed Officers, except those in this Town, had no Regimentals; and, they sending...