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I have been duly favored with your letter of the 9th Inst. announcing the arrival of General Stark to take command in the northern department and informing that the state Levies were coming in, and the militia from the eastward hourly expected. You will be pleased therefore on the receipt of this to embark the remaining Companies of Colo. Courtland’s regiment, and proceed immediately with them...
By virtue of your Excellency’s disposition of the Troops to winter Quarters, I put my Brigade in motion for their destination, and arrived myself last Evening on the Ground occupyed last Winter by the Jersey Brigade. My Intention in preceeding my Command was, to examine into the state of the Hutts, to know what situation the Qur Mr and Commissary’s Stores might be in, and to make such...
Your favour of the 6th reached me yesterday—I am Sorry that you find the old Hutts of the Jersey Line destroy’d, but as that mode of Cantonment seems to be absolutely necessary not only for safety but for the preservation of Discipline I must leave it with you to fix upon the nearest piece of Ground suitable for the purpose, with only this general direction—that it be as near as possible to...
Your Excellencys favour of the 14th Inst. I had the Honour to receive this Morning and am happy to find that my Conduct in Building the Hutts of my Brigade meet your Excellency approbation. In determining upon the Ground for our Huttments I shoud have given Preference to the place designated in your Excellency Letter the entrance into Ringwood Clove had there been Wood Suitable for the Purpose...
I am under the mortifying Necessity of informing your Excellency, that from certain late Resolves of Congress I find myself a second time superceded by the Promotion of a junior officer; and I should be wanting in Candor if I omited to mention that my Feelings on this Occasion are the more sensibly wounded by the reflection that the Basis on which this promotion is founded, is declared in the...
In your last Conversation with me on the Subject of Resigning your Commisn as Brigr Genl you concluded to take the Matter into further Consideration, & to inform me of your Resolutions. The Army is now on the point of takg the field; in which Case it becomes necessary for me to form my Arrangement for the Several Commands—supposing therefore that you have had Time to bring your Mind to a...
Doctor Vache formerly Surgeon to the 4th New York Regiment has made application to Congress, alledging that he was injustly diranged from the New York Line, notwithstanding he was Eldest Surgeon of the line and had Signified in proper time his desire of remaining in Service—as the Secy at war has referred the matter to me I must desire you to acquaint me fully, what were the reasons for which...
Your Excellency’s Letter by Doctr Vasche I Received last Night and Agreable to Your desire will Endeavour to Acquaint you as fully as I can the Reasons why the Doctr Retired from Service. By the Inclosed Letter from the Doctr of the 22d of Novemr 80 You will See that he made Application to me to Continue in service and his reasons for it; And by the Inclosed Returns of the 4 N.Y. Reg. of the 1...
Yesterday when I wrote by Doctr Vasche I had not Discovered the P.S. of your Letter till he was gone. I must therefore Agreable to Your Request Inform Your Excellency that Although it gives me pain to think of Retiring from Service, Yet at the same time I cannot Consistent with my Honor or My feelings think of joining the Army Untill Congress puts it in my Power to Serve them with Honor by...
When the american army penetrated into the Province of Canada, Major Hamtramek in our army and a native of that province (formerly Captain of the light Infantry Company of the 2d N. York Regt) in expectation that the said Province would have remained in possession of the United States embarked himself into cause of freedom and had continued in the same with exceeding great reputation. His...