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You will repair without delay to Wilmington in the State of delaware for the purpose of being employed in the recruiting service—Upon you r arrival at that place you will report you r self to Major Cass and take his order— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have received your letter of the sixth instant. Mess Beale and Simmons have been mentioned to the Secretary of War as the persons recommended proposed by you, and it is therefore too late to recommend Mr. Thoms for the post of Cadet in your regiment. With respect to the vacancy in the eighth regiment, as you have written to Col. Parker, I shall wait for his communication on the Subject— With...
You will perceive by the enclosed Invoice & Bill of Lading, that two Pipes of old Madeira Wine, & two Boxes of Citron have been Shipped by Charles Alder and Co. for my use, on Board the Ship Lavinia, James Cook Masr, bound for Philadelphia. As the original letter, enclosing these papers, has been received (via Philadelphia) It is presumed that the Wine is safe in that Port. I have to request...
Your favour of the 8th instt was received by the last Mail to Alexand[ri]a. At the sametime, a letter from the House of Alder & Co. came to hand, announcing his shipment of two Pipes of Old Madeira Wine, on my account, on Board the Lavinia Captn James Cook, by Direction of Mr Pintard, for Philadelphia. Presuming on the arrival of it at that Port, I have requested Colon[e]l Clem: Biddle to pay...
Col. Smith informs me that the requisite quantity of bricks and stones not having been furnished by the Contractor he has been driven to the necessity of procuring them himself. I regret very much that this should have been the case as it will probably lead to extra expen has put things out of their regular course, and will probably lead to extra expense. With— ( Df , in the handwriting of...
It has been suggested both by the pay Master & Majr Genl Pinkney, that a Lt McCall, now of the 3d. Regt & stationed in Georgia is necessary in that quarter as pay Master, I have therefore, for accommodation of the service, ventured to transfer Mr. McCall to the 4th. Regt., which may I hope meet your approbation. In arranging with Mr Swan for the pay of the Troops on the Missippi, I have named...
I have Received yours of the 24th & 28th ultimo; previous to which I had Received an assurance from the Paymaster General that the money for the pay & Subsistance of the Troops woud be Immediately sent on. I Imagine it may now be daily expected I Informed you in a former letter that we had Received a Supply of Coats & overalls these will for the present make us Quite Comfortable as soon as...
I had the honor of addressing you from Philadelphia, informing you that I Should Reach this place on the 10th. Current, where I now remain for your further Order—to Know in what manner to proceed— With Respect your Ob Servt ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). There is an "X" mark in the left margin beside the line beginning "I now remain for your further...."
I have received your letter of the 8th instant and have written to the Secretary of War a letter of which and of his answer you have copies inclosed— With high consideration and respect I have the honor, to subscribe myself your most obedt Servt I have receved information though not officially, of the death of Captain Martin, in Georgia—this may possibly give me a Company, in the ordinary...
Your letter of the second of November h instant has just been delivered to me. I have pressed the subject of Money in repeated communications with the Pay Master General and the delay in transmitting it has proceeded from causes altogether unknown to me. I have just renewed the application in an urgent manner— With Great c— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library...
I have just received a letter from the S of War in which he informs me that your resignation has been accepted— W— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I enclose to you an extract from Lt. Cla Captain Claiborne’s letter relative to Mr. Vereker, and would recommend that he receive the appointment of Cadet. I have this moment informed Captain Kissam that his resignation is accepted, and it is my opinion that the resignation should take effect from the date of the notification— With grt— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton...
Enclosed I have the honor to transmit to you a letter of this date to Caleb Swan Esquire which is left open for your perusal— With gt. resp— ( Df , in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
New York, November 13, 1799. In reply to Smith’s letter of November 11, 1799, states: “There is no provision in the law for Chaplains , and I can not therefore comply with your wishes. I am nevertheless deeply impressed with the importance of divine service among the troops, and have heretofore made it a subject of communication with the S of War.…” Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How,...
I have received your letter of the sixth instant, and have directed Major Tousarde to signify to you that your request of a furlough is granted. The necessity of regularity would have had lead me to refer you to Major Jackson had not Major Tousarde written to me on the Subject— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
There have been pressing Applications to me from various quarters for supplies of recruiting money. The service is at a stand from the want of this article, and thus the most favorable portion of the year is suffered to pass away. I have made early and pressing applications on the subject. Had these been properly attended to, there would have been no ground of complaint. Should subsequent...
I have received your letter of the fifth instant, and approve the intention which it expresses of coming to this place relative to your journey. You will be pleased to signify to Captain Littlefield that his request of a furlough is granted— With Gr— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I left East Chester on the 5th of the month and reachd Brunswick on the 9th where the President met me; on fryday we all arrived in safety; having had a pleasent and agreable journey; I found the President had taken on his Journey a voilent cold, which was very afflicting to him and, hung much heavier than if he had earlier attended to it. it reduced his flesh; took away his appetite; I think...
Letter not found: from William Thornton, 13 Nov. 1799. On 18 Nov. GW wrote Thornton : “Your favour of the 13th inst: came duly to hand.”
Agreeably to your request, we enclose you an account of the second Instalment on your purchase of lot No. 16 in Square No. 634, which became due 25th Septr last —the amount you will please to remit when Convenient to yourself. We are with sentiments of the highest respect &c. Copy, DNA : RG 42, Records of the Commissioners for the District of Columbia, Letters Sent, 1791–1802. When GW bought...
I have just received your letter of yesterday with it’s enclosure. I have recommended Mr Vereker to the Secretary of War for the post of cadet, and shall consider the suggestions in Lieut. Claiborne’s letter relative to the recruiting service. In consequence of a communication which I received from Col Hamtramck I had written to him on the subject of his request to pass the winter at...
22[Diary entry: 13 November 1799] (Washington Papers)
13. Morning clear—Wind at No. W. and Mer. 36. Clear all day & Wind fresh, but not cold. Mer. 42 at N.