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I have received this morning a letter from the Secretary of the Northwestern Territory, informing that the reports propagated in the news-papers of Indian depredations in the two western counties of the Territory & in Shelby county in Kentuckey, are utterly destitute of foundation. I inclose a letter which came to hand yesterday under a cover from a Christopher McPherson at Norfolk. A letter...
2June [1799] (Washington Papers)
1. Wind still fresh from No. Wt. & cold for the Season—sd. to be a frost. Dined & lodged at Mr. Laws. 2. Growing warmer, & cloudy—likely for Rain, but none fell. Returned home to dinner—takg. Church at Alexa. in my way. Found Doctr. Stuart here. 3. Mer. at 60 in the Morning and 64 at Night. Wind Easterly—great appearances of Rain without any falling. Doctr. Stuart went away after Breakfast. 4....
The list of Mount Vernon slaves which GW drew up, probably some time in June 1799, included those slaves owned by him outright, those who were controlled by him as part of Martha Washington’s dowry, and a number who were rented by him in 1786 by contract with Mrs. Penelope French at the time he acquired her life rights to land that she owned on Dogue Run. The slaves Washington owned in his own...
I enclose the proceedings of a General Court Martial, held at the Natches July the 21st. and by adjournments to the 29th, 1798, by order of Captain Isaac Guion commanding, for the trial of Ensign Daniel Fero, and others. The Sentence of this Court, upon Ensign Fero being a commissioned officer, extends to his dismission from the service, and therefore requires your directions, whether the...
Yesterday I received the inclosed letter from General Toussaint, which for the reason suggested in my last, I thought you would approve of my opening. It is of an old date, and only expressive of his impatience to have the intercourse with St. Domingo renewed. I have the honor to be / with great respect / Sir, your most obt. servt. MHi : Adams Papers.
I have the honour to transmit a copy of a Letter which I have written to several of the collectors of the Revenue, on the subject of a temporary provision for the relief of sick and disabled seamen.— It is found that by a Law of the last session, the Hospitals for the Army & Navy are to be established under the immediate superintendance of the Physician-General. The Secretary of War, will,...
7General Orders, 1 June 1799 (Hamilton Papers)
Major General Hamilton announces to the officers, of the Troops under his Command, the following regulations respecting Extra allowances to officers established by an act of the War department dated the 19th of December last. In all cases Where officers are detached on Services that oblige them to encur expences on the road and at places where there are not Military posts, except where the Law...
As an arrangement conducive to the public service I propose to you that the Postage of all letters which shall come addressed to me or the Adjutant General North or his Assistant Capt Ellery endorsed on public service should be charged in one account by whatsoever — and upon all letters going from either of us endorsed on public service and with our names should shall be charged in one...
I have before me your letter of the 3 of May. The persons nominated for your Regimental Staff have been communicated to the Secy of War and I take it for granted will be confirmed. I intimated to you in my letter of the 3 of May, that the appointment of — person to fill — a substitute for Major Morgan waited for a declaration from of non acceptance on his part from him . It may be well for you...
I learnt learned with pleasure from your letters of the 3 and 17 of May the progress which you had made. You are authorised to follow your own judgment as to the disposition of the Cloathing for your Regiment. In designating Richmond for your Regimental Rendezvous it was my intention merely to indicate a point in the vicinity of which your rendezvous was to be established & to which supplies...