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Your letter of the 26 of December is received. The sum you mention per Month appears high for the object. From a calculation made here it is concluded, that Two thousand five hundred Dollars would be a large allowance upon an œconomical arrangement. If the French Minister should express to the Government a desire that this sum per Month should be furnished for such a purpose, I take it for...
Since my arrival here I have received three letters from you to the contents of which I have attended though my engagements have not before admitted a reply. If I recollect rightly the law of the State, it authorises, and in my opinion expediency requires, that the sum requisite to complete the batteries undertaken by order of the Military Committee, in addition to the 50000 Dollars provided...
The Secretary at War has sent me the copy of a letter from Captain Frye to him, by which it appears that there is on hand a quantity of provisions delivered under the contract of last year and still unissued to the troops. You will be pleased, if the quality of the Articles does not furnish a decisive objection to endeavor to make an arrangement by which they may stand in lieu of an equal...
New York, March 16, 1799. “You have been requested to provide a competent person to attend in quality of Quarter Master, the detachment of Troops which is to proceed from Fort Jay on Monday next.…” LS , New-York Historical Society, New York City; ADf , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. For background to this letter, see James McHenry to H, March 15, 1799 ; H to William R. Boote, March 16,...
I request that you will provide without delay a Trusty person to go as express to West Point. He must be also an active person & have a good horse. He will set out some time this afternoon—When ready let him call upon me Yrs. ( ALS , New-York Historical Society, New York City). Endorsed by Stevens: "Ansd 17." Letter not found.
I request that you will without delay forward by Water to Albany the Cloathing which has been sent to your care for the Detachment under the command of Lt Leonard. Let it be addressed to the Agent for the Contractor to be by him delivered to Lt Leonard. If upon enquiry no opportunity for Albany is likely speedily to occur, you will please to inform me. With great esteem I am Sir Your Obed Serv...
I sometime since desired Major Hoops to take an arrangement with you for mustering the troops under his command. But a few days before I left New York, I understood from Lt Dayton that the Muster had not taken place. If not done I request that it may be immediately done. Before I leave this place I shall arrange definitively with the Secy of War the affair of your compensation. With great...
According to the present establishment, each Company of Artillerists is to include Eight Artificers. You will oblige me by your opinion as to what particular trades should be included and in what proportion. I request to hear from you tomorrow. With esteem & regard Yr. Obed Serv ( ALS , New-York Historical Society, New York City; copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers,...
Capt Henrys company of Artillerists is at Powles Hook. Being destined for New Port Rhode Island you will concert with Capt Henry the proper measures for conveying them thither without delay With great considn Sir Yr. Obed Serv Let the Company be removed for the Present to Governors Island ( ALS , New-York Historical Society, New York City; copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton...
You will be so good as to furnish Colonel Smith with whatever arms he may require. If they do not belong to the public United States, they will be returned when no longer wanted, and if lost or injured replaced. with true considerations I am Sir Your obed Servt. PS. You will please to furnish Colonel Smith with such a Tent as he may direct ( ALS , New-York Historical Society, New York City;...
I understand from the Secretary of War, that in the capacity of Agent for the War Department I am to look to you for the Duties usually performed by the Quarter Master General, Clothier General and Commissary of Military Stores. I shall look to you accordingly for these services, and therefore shall direct all returns relating to the proper objects to be made to you, in the Expectation that...
The three companies of Artillerists commanded by Captains Read, Stille, and Freeman are ordered from West-Point to Governor’s Island. You will immediately take the necessary arrangement for transporting them in the least expensive mode. If, as I presume, they have tents, I take for granted the cheapest mode will be by land, and the season is convenient for marching. Capt. George Ingersoll is...
General Hamilton requests Col Stevens to furnish Lt. Dayton with Tents Camp Kettles and such other articles of which he may stand in need for the detachment going with him to Charlestown ( AL , New-York Historical Society, New York City).
Inclosed you will find a return of Cloathing wanted for two companies of the 1st. and two of the 2d. Regiments of Artillerists & Engineers. You will please to attend to the procuring & forwarding of those Articles, recollecting that the principal part of the troops in question are now removed to Fort Jay— With consideration I am Sir—your obedient servt. ( LS , New-York Historical Society, New...
I send you returns of the 1 of May 1799 to be disposed of according to your general instruction I observe a considrable deficiency of some articles particularly powder. Before you transmit the returns you will examine them particularly and report to me a statement of such articles as you are of opinion ought to be forwarded. The Garrison may be considered as consisting of Two hundred & fifty...
I return you the letter of the 12th. instant from the Secretary of War to you. The Cloathing for the sixteenth Regiment is to be forwarded in the following proportions—to Rhode Island for three Companies, to New Hampshire (Portsmouth) for four Companies, to Vermont (Bennington) for three Companies. I send you a list (as far as I know them) for your future Government, of the Agents for the War...
New York, June 26, 1799. “In consequence of the reference to me by the Secy. of War in the letter which you shewed me, respecting Mr. Mangin’s compensation, I give it as my opinion that you pay him the four Dollars per day for the times of his employment which you have heretofore stated to me.… You have informed me that at the time of employing Mr. Mangin you promised him compensation at the...
I approve of your engaging the house which you mention in your letter of today as the Quarters of the Adjutant General. With great consideration I am Sir yr obed sr ( ALS , New-York Historical Society, New York City; copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Col Beauman has been with me about the payment of his account for Postage. He says it is now an advance by him . You know he is very punctual . You will oblige me by being so to in this & future cases respecting postage Yrs. truly ( ALS , New-York Historical Society, New York City).
I request that you will procure bowls & platting for two Regiments (Smiths & Ogdens). You will be careful to do it with all possible œconomy. With great consn Yr Obed Ser ( ALS , New-York Historical Society, New York City; copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Inclosed is a ⟨plan⟩ for the uniforms &c of the army prepared at my request by Col Smith, with the aid of Col Fish and Capt Armstrong. I am desirous of seeing some models of Cloathing made agreeably to this plan—be⟨ginning wi⟩th those of the privates. It is my ⟨wish that⟩ the models may be framed as well with a view to the quality of the materials as to the fashions and ornaments of the...
Inclosed are discharges for Nine Soldiers unfit for service. You will be pleased to examine them yourself and take a note of their situations. Five of them appear to me to be in a state, which could not have escaped the recruiting officer. Tis with a view to this that I have made a personal examination & that I desire another examination by you. when you have made this examination you will...
Inclosed I send you a Return of Cloathing wanted for Captain Irvine’s Company— You will take measures to direct it to be furnished, without delay, by the proper persons and inform Lieutenant Meminger accordingly. The troops, according to his letter being in urgent want of it— With great consideration & esteem I am Sir yr. obedt. Servant ( LS , New-York Historical Society, New York City; copy,...
I request you immediately to purchase for public account three horses which are destined for the use of some officers intended to be sent to Niagara. It is wished that it may be done without delay. It is not necessary to procure fine horses but good serviceable ones adequate to the journey & which may be afterwards sold without material loss With great considn I am Sir Your Obed Sr ( ALS ,...
I wish to be informed what number of men the buildings formerly of Greenleaf at East-Chester could accommodate as Winter Quarters, and the same as to the Buildings on this Island which belonged to Mr. Dickson and were employed in a Cotton Manufactory. I am also desirous to know as soon as may be whether a fit position for hutting three Regiments (well provided consequently with wood and water)...
I have received a letter from Col. Hunnewell dated the twenty eighth of July in which he informs me that six hundred and eighty stand of arms for which he has given an order are deficient in bayonet belts, scabbards, and cartridge boxes. He mentions likewise that a sufficient number of buttons have not been received for the fifteenth regiment. Col. Rice, in his letter of the eighth of July,...
I have to request that you will provide — horses for Major Hoops and Captain Stille who are about to leave this place for Niagara. You will likewise be pleased likewise to advance fifty dollars to Capn. Stille and seventy five to Major Hoops to defray the expences of the journey— With great consn I am, Sir &c: &c: ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of...
You will please to furnish to the persons mention’d in the inclosed, the cloathing therein desired, and to inform the Accountant of the War Department that you have so done. With great consideration I am Sir yr. obedt. servt. Order to furnish Seargt. Js. Hoffman } in service of Brigdr. Genl Wilkinson Bartho. St Martin soldier 2 Regt. ( LS , New-York Historical Society, New York City; Df , in...
Major Hoops and Captain Stille will have occasion for four horses on their journey to Niagara. You will therefore be pleased to provide them with that number— With great consideration I am, Sir yr. obt ser. ( LS , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, New-York Historical Society, New York City; Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
It is my wish that you proceed, immediately on the receipt of this, to purchase a waggon and four horses for the use of the 12th. Regiment. With great consideration I am Sir yr. obedt. servt. ( LS , in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, New-York Historical Society, New York City; copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).