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I nominate the following Gentlemen to be Officers in the Navy Richard Marner, of New York to be a Lieutenant in the Navy Thomas Laing, of Rhode Island to be a Lieutenant in the Navy. Isaac B. Hickbourne, of South Carolina, to be a Lieutenant in the Navy. Samuel Phillips—of Rhode Island to be a Lieutenant in the Navy. William Smith of South Carolina, to be a Lieutenant in the Navy Robert...
Since my personal application to you Mr Lawrence and Mr Watson senators from the State of New York have writen & spoken to Mr McHenry in favour of my Application for a Commission in the Army.—I take the liberty of mentioning to you that I am still desirous of an appointment & if you are pleased to give me one I trust my conduct will ever secure honor to myself & the approbation of my country.—...
The Bearer Mr. Mariner, is the son of Capt. Mariner at Rye, whose services during the last war, I took a pleasure in relating to you, and observed that our Country could not boast of a more enterprising and trust-worthy officer, This Gentleman has lately returned from sea and having spent the whole of his early Life in that service, presents himself to The President as a Candidate for a...
Yesterday afternoon Mr. Greenleaf returnd from Boston, and as he, as well as my others Neighbours; are particuliarly attentive and kind, in bringing Letters and papers to me as well; as of communicating all News. He came full fraught, with the appointment of Mr. Murrey minister Plenipo to France, a measure which had astonishd all the Federilist; and was a Subject of great Speculation in...
The present crisis in the Affairs of the United States cannot fail to engage the attention of all, who are interested either in their Fate, or that of civil Society in any quarter of the Globe. Feeling in common with my fellow citizens the importance of our present conduct, and not seeing in the publications which have yet reach’d us, a display, according to my comprehension, of the true cause...
Your letter of the 15th. I had the pleasure of receiveing the 22d. Instant, and I feel myself happy for the liberty of communicating my sentiments upon any subject That I think may add to the good of the service and my Country. In such a time, I feel myself agreeably imployed, and more especially so, when I know I must obey your orders. Enclosed is my Monthly return for January ’99 also a...
There being some officers under arrest, it has become necessary to appoint a Court Martial for their trial. The enclosed copy of a General Order will inform you that you are to be President of this Court and of the time and place of its sitting— I request you will cause as many Offi To avoid the trouble and expence of detaching officers from distant places, it is my wish desire to form the...
A General Court Marshall is to sit at Philadelphia on the thirteenth of next Month. It may happen that four Officers of your Regiment may be wanted to complete the Court. You will please to notify this number to hold themselves in readiness for a further order. As a Captain is among the persons to be tried it is proper that as many Captains as may can be conveniently had, may compose the...
General Hamilton presents his compliments to Major Wilcox—commits to his care the enclosed letter. In case any recourse can not be had to Colo. Smith, he will see to the execution of the Object— (Copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
The enclosed papers are first the petition of John Hubbard, second a certificate from Mr Sprague dated 27th Feby 1799 and third a certificate of the Accountant of this Department If, upon such investigation as you think proper to give this subject, it shall appear that the Samuel Richardson mentioned in the Muster roll is the same allud ed to by Mr Hubbard and is his servant as alledged you...