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I yesterday heared from the Surgeon of the 9th Regt. & have directed his immediate attendance. It appears he had recd none of my Letters. I was then unacquainted with the Place of his Residence. I have called in all the recruiting Parties of Major Hopkens Battalion. Immediately on their assembling, I shall proceed, with the Assistance of the Surgeon; to muster them. I will direct Major Beall...
The recruiting service has commenced and is rapidly progressing in the sixteenth Circle. Contractors have been engaged to furnish the necessary supplies of provisions &c but, as I am informed have not been furnished with the means. I find it necessary in order to facilitate the recruiting business to permit recruiting parties under certain restrictions to travel into different parts of their...
When the 4. Mos. pay was forwarded for the Officers, no pay was contemplated for those who might be appointed to Succeed the Staff of the line nor for the Medical Staff; all of those will expect it, & some have made application; If an Advance to them is Contemplated, I would wish that Orders were given for it. A pay roll has been spoken of by some of the Officers, and some of the recruits are...
4[Diary entry: 18 August 1799] (Washington Papers)
18. Morning—Mer. at 64—and 69 at Night. Wind No. & No. East and cool great appearances of Rain but none fell here.
I recieved only two days ago your favor of the 12th . and as it was on the eve of the return of our post, it was not possible to make so prompt a dispatch of the answer. Of all the doctrines which have ever been broached by the federal government, the novel one of the common law being in force & cognisable as an existing law in their courts, is to me the most formidable. all their other...