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Inclosed I have the honor of Sending to you a return of Clothing which are absolutely wanted to this garrison—and which I request you would order from the Stores to be Sent. Mr. Wilson going to Philadelphia I would request you to authorize him to attend to the forwarding of those clothing and also of the tents which you promised to have Sent, and which will Soon be of an unindispensable...
Acknowledging the Receipt of your letter of May 24th, I have the Honour of informing you, that out of the 46 Guns on Mr John Brown’s Wharf at Providence, 35 thirty-two pounders and one 24 have been transported to this place to be mounted in the several points or Islands which I am ordered to fortify. The ten remaining Guns, which are twenty-fours, are Ship Guns left through Mistake; the same...
I have the Honour of informing you of Major D. Jackson’s Arrival at this Garrison. Agreably to your Orders, of which we reciprocally exchanged the Communication, I am to make him known to the Troops as their Commandant to-morrow, and will have him charged with all the Details of the Duty and Service. We have immediately entered upon the Arrangement of the Troops which compose his Battalion,...
The inclosed copy of my letter to Captn. Wm. Littlefield, and the answer of that officer will explain to you the Subject which I have the honor of Submitting to your decision. In the moment when our generals are endeavouring to give to the Army that respectability which discipline and subordination can only obtain; It becomes highly necessary that Inferior Officers should never be Suffered to...
The Commandants at Fort Wolcott and Fort Adams have received by the last mail the Copy of your general order, transmitted to them from Boston by Major Jackson which lessens the allowance fixed by the regulations to be observed in the delivery & distribution of Fuel & Straw to the Garrisons on the Sea Coast. The Regulations, I allude to, signed by the Secretary of War, was transmitted to me, a...
A letter of the Accountant of the war Office to the Contractor at this place, mentions: “From this statement you will observe that there has been two deductions from your account, to wit—The amount of the inclosed voucher being 125 Dll paid by you to wm. Hunter for six months rent of a house occupied by major Tousard, rejected because the charge is uncommon—and therefore ought to have been...
Portsmouth [ New Hampshire ] September 16, 1799 . States that “In general the Fortifications of the New England States are in the most Shabby condition,” that they have been incorrectly constructed by unqualified personnel, and that the mounted guns are altogether inadequate. Also states: “I may tell you, dear Sir, that as long as an Inspector of Artillery is not appointed and charged alone...
I am just returned from my visit to the Eastern Sea board, and have opened all the General orders of which I will officially accuse reception by the 1st mail. One article of that which relates to promotions Seems to let me Some hopes of Coming in for the vacant Lieut. Colonelship of the Second Regiment. if you think I am not to be considered in the case of the exception in extraordinary Cases,...
I received your letter of the 6th. of last Septbr. ordering me to visit or to send an officer to report on the situation of the Fortification at Portsmouth—Jacob Sheaff Esqre., having communicated to me the letter which you had wrote to him, I performed myself the operation, as I had the honor of writting to you from that place, so that your order suffered no delay—in the execution of it from...
Can you procure me the loan of a correct plan of the city and Harbour of New york. I am busying myself with laying down upon paper Some Ideas for their defense which I will transmi t to you as Soon as they are completed— With great respect Dr Sir Your most obed & very hble Servt ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). There is an "X" mark paired with a crude bracket in the left margin...