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1General 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...
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...
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 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...
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...
It is a matter of doubt whether an officer can with propriety enlist an apprentice without the consent of his master as I forsee there will be many disputes on this Subject I will thank you for your opinion & Instructions I am anctious to have the Vacancies filled as soon as possable particularly as Capt Washington is left without a Subaltern If a Sufficient number of Candidates have not...
When I received your letter dated New-York May the 2nd. 1799 I was confined to my Bed and unable to answer it. and since my convalescence, have conceived the etiquette might be dispensed with as some time had elapsed— In compliance with your mild instructions, I am sorry to inform you that my health is not yet reestablished, but anticipate the salubrious air of my native County, will eradicate...
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...
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.
Acknowledging the Receipt of your letter of May 24th, I have the Honour of informing you, that out of the 46 Guns on Mr John Brown’s Wharf at Providence, 35 thirty-two pounders and one 24 have been transported to this place to be mounted in the several points or Islands which I am ordered to fortify. The ten remaining Guns, which are twenty-fours, are Ship Guns left through Mistake; the same...