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Many of the articles charged in the apothecary bill being on orders from the Doctor I answered these orders should have supported the charges as vouchers—This not from doubt but for regularity sake They are in possession of the apothecary—I told him the bill & supported would be authenticated—It was presented some time since & my signature refused. I spoke to the Doctor on the subject &...
The knowledge that my case is not and perhaps may not be before the board of General Officers excites in me an uneasiness I cannot suppress and which will I am fearful make me appear importunate. Should this be so I must beg Your indulgence from the nature of my Situation—As I expressed my desire to the Secretary in writing that if the way to the Regiment of Artillery was not open to me to be...
Major Hoops presents his Compliments to General Hamilton—begs leave to Suggest, That in order that the Court when assembled may go through with their bussiness at one Session The Witnesses in the Case of Captain Frye be sent for also—The Witnesses will then be—Captains Henry and McClellan and Sergeant John Anderson, of Capt Henrys Company As it is probable from the nature of the Service that...
I beg leave to mention to you the case of Levi Pearce, who has hitherto been attached to Capt Cochrans company, but is now annexed to Capt Reeds Capt Cochran being entirely removed from Fort Jay where Pearce is to remain—He has received no pay since Joining Capt Cochran & but little Cloathing I wish to be instructed in what manner an arrangement may be made so that he may be supplied during...
The articles specified in Mr Mangins letter are very proper to make up an assortment, but as in some instances one instrument may possess the properties of two or three I have where this is the case specified only the one —surveying compasses are left out as the European made compasses are generally rejected in this country, I believe on good grounds—Inclosed is the list of articles which were...
It would advance the service if Lieutt Heton who is attached to Capt Cochrans company was permitted to repair to Fort Jay to assist me in the operations that will be immediately begun there. I am Sir with high respt Yr Mo Ob Sert ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On the cover H wrote a draft of his reply: "Write to Major Ford directing him to order on the officer requested if he...
I have applied to Captain McClallen on the subject of the inclosed Representation—He believes (from conversation which he had with Captain Ingersol) that when the Representants enlisted it was understood that they were to Receive pay as Artificers when they did Artificers duty, but at other times as privates only—That Captain Ingersol acting on this idea has during the time they worked drawn...
The slight acquaintance I have with you will certainly not be considered as an apology for the liberty I take in troubling you with a letter on a subject rather particular at a time when your mind must be occupied with matters of general & important concern—I must therefore throw myself on your indulgence for an excuse and will hope that when the nature of the case is taken into View I shall...
Herewith I have the honor to lay before you the proceedings of a Court of Enquiry held by your order at Fort Niagara for the investigation of Charges Exibited by Captain Bruff against Major Rivardi— Mr. David Thompson acted as Recorder to this Court and received from me a Certificate of his having Acted in that Capacity: this was deemed necessary To Enable him to Obtain the Compensation...
Col Stevens has submitted to my perusal a letter he lately received from the accountant of the department of War from which it appears that Col Stevens is subjected to difficulty in the settlement of his account for the want of certain formalities relative to the overalls he furnished the Troops in Garrison here & at West point—Mr. Simmons States that these being ascertained to be conformable...
The Doctor is not of opinion that McGregor is disabled from Serving, & therefore has not given a Certificate—McGregor says he was 47. when he last Enlisted (about a year ago) that he is unable to bear the fatigues of a march from a wound below the knee (which he shews)—There are now in the guard house of this garrison three men of Capt Henrys company confined for Drunkenness while on the...
Their are in the part of the first regiment here two drummers—one fifer & a private who blows the fife, and acts as fifer I have ordered the Extra drummer of the first Regiment and the private acting as fifer with his own consent to be attached for the present Service to the detachment under the Command of Capt Henry—Mr Dayton has I Am told written to you on this subject remonstrating against...
“An account was presented to me some time since by Mr Richards (signed by Lieut Leonard) for work done on Bedloes Island in preparing the house for the Reception of those men who were to be innoculated. I declined countersigning as from the way of its being made out, That bore to me the appearance of deciding on the propriety of the several charges of which I am not a Judge. I believe I...
I had the honor to call on you to day to present the enclosed memorandum. The number of men now in quarters I know from the information of Capt Read, To whom I shewed the Statement after I had made it. It is I believe sufficiently correct to act upon. I am Sir with high Respect Yr. Mo Ob Sert ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing "Memorandum of Quarters at Fort Jay" ( AD ,...
My communication by Lieut Leonard was intended merely to revive the subject which I had reported to you by letter last week and which I afterwards mentioned in Conversation—I requested Mr Leonard to Suggest that with the assistance of Capt McClallen now in New York a Court martial might be constituted with an officer to officiate as Judge adte. if necessary for the Trial of the prisoners in...
Inclosed is Lieutenant Leonards Statement on the subject of the enlistment of Elihu Eggleston. Some days since I received a letter from Capt Ingersol at West point requesting to be furnished with orders Instructions and money for Recruiting as men are to be had occasionally at that post. This day I have written to Capt Ingersol informing him that I have submitted the subject to your...
Mary McGregor represents. That her husband (a Soldier in Capt Freemans company) was wounded during the revolutionary war—That he is now over fifty years of age. That she has a son of ten years old an incurable cripple — that separated from her husband she would find it extremely difficult to maintain herself & son—she requests That in consideration of these circumstances her husband may be...
Captain Read reports that young Parker enlisted with him at West point in may last & Voluntarily a few days after his enlistment Capt Read was informed by a Mr Howard from Massachussetts that Parker was the son of a very respectable Physician of that State and that he was certain he had ran away from College where he had formerly known him—the lad was examined and Confessed that he had left...
This morning Captain Fryes company under the command of Lieutenant Dayton embarked for Elizabeth Town on their way to Philadelphia—agreeably to your Order of Yesterday I directed Lieutt. Yates to Accompany Lieut Dayton—but on the representation of Mr Yates that the situation of his health did not admit of his marching—I have permitted him to remain presuming that it would meet your approbation...
Last evening was lodged in the Guard house of this Garrison John Doyle a Soldier in the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers—He is sent from Rhode Island by Major Toussard in charge of Sergeant Peter La barres . It appears that he is a deserter from Fort Mifflin—was Tried at Newport & sentenced to Receive one hundred lashes, which he has Received; and it was the opinion of the Court that he...
I have received from Capt Eddins a letter, the object of which is to obtain leave of absence untill he has settled all his affairs in the State of Virginia—I beg leave to lay the letter before you as presenting the best View of the subject and have the honor to be with great respect Sir yr Mo Ob Svt ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Samuel Eddins to Hoops, April 29, 1800...
I have to report to you the arrest of Captain Frederick Frye of the first Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers—On the Charge of Irregular and disorderly Conduct &cc—And have the honor to be with great respect Sir Yr Mo Ob Sert ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
The small house at the corner of the Battery formerly used by Doctor Bailey appears to be now unoccupied It would serve exceedingly well as a place for the boats of the Island to land at. I beg leave to suggest this and if you should think proper to give any directions in consequence I will pursue them I am Sir with great respect Yr Mo Ob Sert ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On...
This morning early two men of Captn Ingersols and one of Captain McClellans Company left this post without leave in a boat which had been suffered to remain in the beach—The boat filled before they could reach New York, The man of Capt McClallens Company was drowned, the other two were relievd by two persons belonging (I beleive) to Doctor Baileys department—Who took them and the boat to...
I have made enquiry of Capt Freeman relative to the representation of Mrs McGregor and am informed that her husband is most probably upwards of fifty Capt Freeman does not consider him fit for service. he was enlisted on the 4th June 1798 by Capt Frye—he had served before in the Corps of Artillery and the story he tells of his service during the war has the appearance of Truth. I am Sir, with...
I have this moment received Captain Church’s note of the 6th. Inst. My not writing on the Subject of the Quarter master proceeded from my desire to connect with that other Subject, which I have not found it in my power to Embrace—I will as soon as possible make to your excellency particular communication of the state of things within my command as specified in your letter of the 2nd Inst. My...
I beg leave to lay before you certain facts Contained in a letter which I have received from Lieutenant Pope relative to the situation in which he finds himself by an Official act in Obedience to an order of the Commanding Officer of this garrison— A Garrison Court Martial having Sentenced Thomas Solomons found guilty of Stealing ten dollars from R. A. Hawes, to fifteen days confinement and to...
I am informed by Lieut Fergus under date 25 June. that he could not move without the assistance of some carriage to Convey the Utensills for Cooking &c—& that he had applied to the agent of the War department who told him he could not do any thing in it without the orders of the Secretary of war— Lieut Fergus is at Fort Johnston N. Carolina with twenty six men who he says are very much in debt...
George Purcell of Captain Bishops — 2d Regt Ar & Egs applies for a discharge on the ground —— unfit for service from having had his arm broke and Shoulder — dislocated; He offers in his place William Stevenson— — Genet Certifies of Purcell that “there is no striking appearance —— when Examining the part, but in walking appears to have his — shoulder depressed, he could not detect the source of...