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The inclosed certificates from a clergyman & two surgeons of good authority were brought to me yesterday by the gentlemen recommended. Dr. David King, whose countenance, figure, dress & conversation, certified in favor of his certificates. I pray you to place his name among the candidates to be a surgeon or a mate, & his papers among the files. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I have received your favor of the 1st. and read all the ——— papers inclosed with much pain as I had conceived of Mr. Tucker, without honouring very much of him, a good deal of regard for him. I have signed the blank commission to be filled with the name of William Watson, the recommendation of him being sufficient, & the expediency of a new appointment apparent. I return all the papers with...
I have just recd your letter of August 3d respecting Mr. Gerry’s accounts; and with it an extract of his letter to you of July 24th, & nothing else: the numbers 1. 2. 3. 4. & 5, and a paper of extracts of letters, which you mention as also inclosed were omitted; which doubtless your Secretary will discover, and forward them by the next mail. I have recd. at the same time your two letters of...
I am fully satisfied my dear Hamilton from what you say, that you had no intention to insinuate in the general order, any thing that could affect my character in the eye of the public or army, and I am no longer uneasy. Upon the other point, let me assure you, that the military rule of correspondence, which I have departed from, in some instances, as relative to General Wilkinson, did not take...
I have this day received your letter of the 5th. Instant, and shall immediately send to the different Contractors, to comply with its contents. I find a difficulty subsisting, in my mind of the arrangement of my Battalion, to the different Garrisons, which Major Tousard and myself sent you from Newport; a nother Copy of which, I enclose you: If Captain Decius Wadsworth’s Company, is to...
A complaint has been preferred to me by Capt. Frye against Major Hoops and Capt. Cochran accompanied with the inclosed charges. You will be pleased to put these Officers in arrest upon those Charges Particular reasons determine me to add the following charge against Major Hoops— “For disorderly conduct unbecoming an Officer, on the day aforesaid In Striking Capt. Frye with a cane in a public...
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 imagine, My Dear Sir, by the letter which the post of yesterday brought me from you, that you have supposed that something not quite satisfactory to me had occurrd in relation to the erection of a Hospital at Rhode Island. This I assure you has not been the case, nor has any thing come under my view, which could lead me to think that there has been cause for blame in any quarter. It happened...
I have just received a letter from the Secy. of War to the following effect— “War Dept. Augt. 9th. 1799” “I have received a letter from Dr Samuel Osborne inclosing his commission as Surgeon’s mate in the Army of the United States.” “You will be pleased to inform Dr. Osborne, if no circumstances exist to render it improper, that his resignation — accepted, and that his pay and emo l uments...
I inclose for your information, press copy of a letter from me, to Lieut. Colonel Smith, commanding the 12th. United State’s regiment, relative to a demand made by him, for payment to the officers of his regiment, of the value of wood, stated not to have been drawn by them; and allowed by the regulations of the 26th. day of December 1797. I am Sir with great respect your obedt hble servant (...