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I request you to state to me, explicitly, and without delay, in writing, whether it is your intention to comply with the order contained in the inclosed letter; and to return to me the other paper accompanying, after perusing them— With consideration & (Copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
In Consequence of the polite Notice you were pleased to Afford my Application yesterday, I take the liberty to remind you that an Appointment to some Office in the Commissary’s department would be what I should wish, Any such to which you may suppose me Equal will be of Essential service to—sir Your Hble Servnt. ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). Acknowledges H’s letter of August...
Yours of yesterday inclosing an Order of the 15th. of June I have received, and shall comply with the directions therein contained relying on the justice of the Government for indemnification for the difference in expense that must unavoidably result to the Contractor. The papers accompanying the Order I herewith return to you—And am sir with Consideration & Respect your most obedt. Humbl....
I request you to furnish me, toward my allowance of fuel, full, fifteen Cords of wood, the allowance to a Major General from the 1st. of October to the 1st. of April I should be glad to have it all at once if convenient; if not, you will furnish it as you shall find so— With great consideration &c ( Df , in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Since writing to you yesterday I have perused looked over the letters of Major Rivardi, and have found that he requests a boat for the use of the garrison of Niagara—I have given directions to Mr. Glen to provide one and to deliver — it to you— With consideration I am, Sir ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
You will immediately after the receipt of this put your self and the men under your command under the direction of Major Bradley who has been instructed to station himself at Staunton for the purpose of superintending the Recruiting service for the fourth Regiment With great consideration I am Sir Yr. Obed St ( ADf , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
At the time the Troops first Encamped at the Bronks River, it was the opinion of Colo. Smith a sufficient supply of Fuel could be obtained in that neighbourhood, and at a price as much lower than at New york as the expense of getting it to market—by experience we find it impossible to collect any considerable quantity of Wood from that quarter—and must depend on procuring it from the East, a...
I have received from the Accountant of the War Department, instructions for my government, from which the following are extracts. “The several Contractors, besides rations including ardent spirits and vinegar, shall only provide & furnish quarters , transportation , forage , Fuel , straw and stationary, to recruiting parties, where there is no appropriate officer of the Quarter-master...
I take the liberty to address you by Captain John Laughton, a Gentleman who resides at Fort Sclosser, and who has Sailed for many Years, on the Lakes Ontario and Erie, the civilities and attentions he and his family—have paid to the Officers of this Garrison and their friends, will ever merit every possible return, Should it be the pleasure of the commanding Major General, or of our goverment,...
I have received your letter of the fifteenth of September, and am happy to hear of the safe arrival of your family at Albany. With respect to the boat of which you speak I do not think myself authorized to give an order on Mr. Glen as the thing has relation to private Accommodation, and not to the public service As Major Rivardi has not written to me respecting a boat for the garrison I could...
I have the honor to inform you of my Arrival at this place from Fort Niagara on Friday evening, I left the Garrison on Wednesday the 28th. August, No Officer but Lieutenant Visscher from Oswago, (with whom came the troops) had Arrived, contrary-winds on the lake, and the Waters remarkably low on the Oswago and Mohawk rivers, made our passage (in a private old boat) very fatigueing, the late...
Philadelphia, November 16, 1797. “I have not till now been able to meet Mr. Field to make the necessary inquiries about the land Coll. Burr proposed transferring as a security for his debt to Mr Angerstien and I am sorry to say the result of a conversation I have had with him leaves little reason to hope that this property can be applied to the object in question or that it will afford any...
The bearer Serjt. Slaughter is anxious to quit the service in consequence of the repeated solicitations of his Friends in Virga. (who are very respectable.) They have remitted him a sum of money for the purpose of procuring a substitute, which he has done, the man that now accompanies him is the person—The above mentioned Mr Slaughter stands highly recommended at the War Office for a Cadetcy,...
Inclosed you will receive a Copy of the Agreement between the United States and the Contractor for this State—you will observe the Public the to furnish Stores wherein to deposit the Provision—if therefore I am at any expense in procuring store-rooms for provision at any of the posts where magazines may be Ordered, I shall expect to be reimbursed all such charges by the Government. I am sir...
I had the honor to write to you the 15th. Instant. As your Arrival may not be expected in this City as soon as was then Said to be, I take the liberty to enclose to you, a Copy of the Memorandums delivered to me by Major Rivardi, Touching the garrison of Fort Niagara. As they are many and various, I must beg to leave them to Operate with the pleasure of the Major General. My family, Arrived...
You will deliver the bearer a Cord of Wood for my use. Yr humble serv ALS , Mr. Ben Weisinger, New York City. A resident of New York City, Richards was the Army contractor with William and Robert Colfax of New Jersey to supply rations to the troops in New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire. At the foot of this letter Elizabeth Hamilton wrote: “the Bearer has...
I have received your letter of the fourteenth instant— You did perfectly right in continuing to furnish Hospital stores, and I give my sanction to the past. In future these stores will be furnished by Ebenezer Stevens Esr. But you will continue to supply provisions to the troops both sick and well— — none of the component parts of the ration coming within the description of Hospital stores. As...
I take the liberty of writing a line to you — favour of my son John G. Macwhorter, who has — ted the appointment of a lieutenancy in the — my. All dutiful children will be favorites of just and tender parents: Perhaps, yea, I know I have never have never exercised such a degree of intercessory application to the public for any of my children which others have been forward hav in, and some have...
I have received your lette r of the seventeenth of July, and shall be happy to give every facility in my power to the passage of Mrs. Thompson & her family to Niagara—I do not know that any opportunity of the kind you mention will speedily occur—but should it be the case I shall not fail to comply with your request—With respect to your meeting Mrs. Thompson at Albany or Schenectady I can not...
Col. Bentley, in his letter of the twentieth of October, strongly recommends Reuben Beale and Samuel Simmons as Cadets in his regiment, and I would advise that they be immediately appointed— With perfect respect I am ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Your letter of the tenth of July has been delivered to me. I have given full information to Cl. Bentley on the subject of your enquiry, with instructions directions on t as to the course to be pursued. With much great consideration I am, Sir &c: &c: ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
[ New York, August 7, 1800. On August 9, 1800, Stockton wrote to Hamilton : “I have had the pleasure to receive your favor of the 7th.” Letter not found. ] Stockton, a New Jersey lawyer and Federalist, was a member of the United States Senate from 1796 to 1799.
[ London, January 19, 1799 . Letter not found. ] Letter listed in “Memorandum of Private Letters, &c., dates & persons, from 1796 to Augt 1802,” owned by Mr. James G. King, New York City.
Capt Pierson The Sy of War informs me that he has ordered Pierson Green of C. Henry’s company, on a certificate of Doctor Gillaspy, to be discharged the service You will inform C. Henry accordingly ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
It is my intention that there shall be ten common Drums to a Regiment— There will then remain for the Band the two Chief Musicians and ten other Musicians— Each of the Chief Musicians may have an Octave flute or a hautboy—and there should be besides Four Clarinets Two bassoons Two French horns A Cymball A Double Drum— ( Df , in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I send you the enclosed letter. You will make enquiry into the character and circumstances of the writer, and report verbally. to m ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have just received your letter of yesterday, and have given orders to Capn. Read to furnish from the garrison the guard and the orderly sergeant which you request to attend the President of the Court Martial. I presume the different members of the Court have, before this time, arrived. With great consideration I am, Sir &c: &c: ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers,...
Enclosed are proceedings of Courts Martial which have been acted upon. The Proceedings in the case of Morris Gerry have been acted upon in General orders. I have caused search to be made for them in the Office of the A General—They are not there, nor are they in my office—I conclude therefore that they have been forwarded to you ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers,...
Enclos’d is a Return of the Recruits enlisted since last—Charles Laurance deserted from W Point May 7th 1796 deliver’d himself to Me on the Eastern shore Octr 2d 1799— I am with respect sir Your Obt. servt. ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing a return of Maryland recruits, September 2, 1799 ( DS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). A note on the cover reads: "Leave...
Lieutenant Muhlenberg has been directed to proceed with the company of Captain Bruff from Baltimore to Norfolk. This officer, in a letter of the twenty seventh inst. represents mentions to me that the men are destitute of woolen overalls I have therefore to request that you will furnish to Baltimore a supply for a full company You will therefore be pleased to furnish with as soon as possible...