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I have yours of 26 by Brisler and that of the 28th. this Morning. Thomas is in Phyladelphia and Brisler with his Family are going off this morning in the Stage. He will write me this Evening or tomorrow.—I expect to hear from you when and where you intend to Set out, and where you intend to be.—The offices of Treasury & State are gone to Phyladelphia. War, Navy & Law remain here, for...
The fortune of War, has at all times been proverbial for its versatility, but perhaps there never was an instance in which it proved itself more strongly so, than in the Events which it has produced within the last six weeks in Europe—No longer ago than the middle of last month, the affairs of France appeared to be a State nearly desperate—Externally she had for several months suffered a...
I have this moment Received your letter of the 21st Instant Inclosed in one from the Commander in Chief. I Cannot Recollect any expression in my letter which I Conceived Coud induce you to Suppose that I meant to Build Barracks instead of Hutts. I think I Informed you that As there was not a Sufficiency of Timber on the public ground for Huting or Covering the whole of the Troops I had...
I recur to your several letters of the 19 of September 5th. 22d and 25th of October. The characters which have been brought into my view most prominently as proper for the Office of Deputy Pay Master General, within my command, are Major Huntington of the 13th Regiment and Capt Williamson of the Dragoons. I am well satisfied that each of these Gentlemen is qualified for and worthy of the...
Major Bradley has just arrived here from Staunton on furlough from General Pinckney he represents in addition to the representations before made, that money is wanted for the officers and Recruits at Staunton and its Vicinity. that there are five distinct detachments in and about Staunton Amounting to about 220 Men whose arrears are due from different periods, and in my own estimation,...
I have received your letter of the Twenty seventh instant; and have written to Mr Miller the Asst. Qur Mr General requesting him to have the obstacle to your march immediately removed—I have also written to all the Superintendant of Military Stores desiring him to have supply your men with woolen overalls. with consin. ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of...
You will be pleased to take charge, under the direction of the Pay Master General, of the pay of the Infantry at Fort McHenry, at Norfolk, and at West Point. With consideration I am— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I send you the original letter of Captain Kissam offering a resignation of his commission. The health of this officer has been much impaired, and I should be glad to have it in my power to inform him that his resignation is accepted. With great Colonel Smith has represented to me in strong terms the merits of Captain Kirkland. This provides an alteration in the relative rank of the officers of...
I enclose to you a letter in recommendation of Dr. Adolph Lent. It has the signature of Mr. Tillary a respectable physician of this city, and a gentleman in whom I can place full confidence. Doctor Lent has shewn me the recommendations from other physicians of respectability, and I have no doubt from these recommendations that he is fully deserving of the place which it is his wish to obtain....
Orders were some time ago addressed to Lieutenant Muhlenberg directing him to proceed with Captain Bruff’s company to Norfolk in Virginia. In a letter of the twenty seventh instant this officer informs me that he has applied to the contractor for the means of transportation, but that he was unable to furnish them from the want of money. I have therefore to request that you will immediately...