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I have received your letter dated yesterday, requesting the whole Proceedings of the General Court Martial, on the trials of Captain Fry and Doctor Osborne, may be sent to you. The Proceedings are herein inclosed. I am Sir with great respect your obedt servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I enclose to your care a number of letters for General Wilkinson, which you will be pleased to deliver to him, in case he should arrive at your quarters, previously to your leaving the Army. I am Sir with great respect Your obedient servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have the honour to submit the Proceedings of a Court Martial on Joseph Perkins, a private in Capn. Ingersols company; also a letter from Major General Hamilton dated the 3d July inst; with two forms, one a pardon, and the other a warrant of execution. With the greatest respect, I have the honour to be, Sir, / your most ob. & hble. st. MHi : Adams Papers.
I have the honor to enclose for your information, copy of Instructions to Brigadier General Wilkinson dated the 22nd. March 1797, and copies of two letters, one dated the 2nd. August 1798, the other the 31st. January 1799. With great respect, I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedt. servant, ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LS , letterpress copy, James McHenry Papers, Library of...
The death of Doctor Lynch, having made a new appointment of Surgeon’s Mate to the Garrison at Fort Mifflin necessary, one has been accordingly appointed. Inclosed is a copy of my letter to the Commanding Officer of that Garrison upon the occasion. With great respect, I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedt. servant, ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing McHenry to Ebenezer...
The whole of the Clothing Arms Accoutrements &c. for the Sixteenth regiment of Infantry has been ordered to be forwarded to Colonel Ebenezer Stevens at New York—and I have directed him to have them transported to such place or places and in such portions as you may point out— I am Sir with great respect, Your obed servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
War Department August 12, 1799. “I transmit under cover to you for each of the Officers named in the enclosed list a Copy of the elements of fortification, and request that you would have the same forwarded to them respectively.…” LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. “Names of the Officers for whom the Elements of fortification have been transmitted to Major General Hamilton” (copy,...
I received your letter to General Wilkinson yesterday in time to go into the mail for Knoxville, Tennessee, from whence it will immediately pass to the General by express I have the honor to be with great respect, Sir Your most Obt Hb St ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have been honoured with your letter dated the 18th inst. and have in conformity with your desire transmitted commissions to the several gentlemen therein named: vz. To Ths. Denny A Captains, to Nathan Felton a first Lieutenants and to Enoch Flagg a second Lieutenants. With the greatest respect, I have the honour to be, Sir, / your most obt. St. MHi : Adams Papers.
I transmit for your information a copy of a letter from Major Tousard, dated New-Port 10th Feby 1799 I have the honor to be with great respect Your most Obd Hbl ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Lewis Tousard to McHenry, February 10, 1799 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). An endorsement on the cover of the LS from James McHenry reads: "answd. March 5. 1799."
I have the honour to submit the inclosed list of names of candidates recommended to fill vacancies in the 6th Regiment, and to be with the greatest respect, / Sir / Your most obt. / & hble St. MHi : Adams Papers.
I have the honour to inclose you copy of a letter this moment received from the Secry. of the Navy, by which it appears, that the Company of Artillery destined for Charlestown may be accommodated with a passage on the Frigate United States. I have the honour to be Sir your most ob St ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Benjamin Stoddert to McHenry, May 27, 1799 (copy,...
War Department, June 24, 1799. “I received this morning your letter of the 21st: Instant. The remarks you have offered relative to the Cavalry are deserving of attention, and the course you propose which combines a temporary saving, with immediate employment for the Officers in a mode conformable to the constitution of this kind of Troops will be considered. I shall inform you of the result. I...
I have received a letter from Doctor Samuel Osborne enclosing his Commission as Surgeons Mate in the Army of the United States. You will be pleased to inform Doctor Osborne if no circumstances exist to render it improper that his resignation is accepted and that his pay and emoluments ceased on the 9th. instant— I am Sir with great Respect Your obedient servant. ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library...
I have the honor to enclose you the Copy of a letter from General Macpherson dated the 18 April & which was received on the 20. instant and also a Copy of my answer thereto— I have the honor to be / with the greatest respect / Your obedient Servant MHi : Adams Papers.
The Secretary of War respectfully submits the enclosed Draught of a Letter to General William Shepherd, General Warham Parks, and Justine Ely Esquire, and the Documents connected therewith to the President of the United States, for his Determination & Orders. MHi : Adams Papers.
I have the honor to enclose you Copies of two Contracts entered into with Elias B Dayton for the supply of the Troops in the State of New Jersey—one of them for the remainder of the present year and the other for the year One thousand eight hundred— I am Sir with great respect Your obedient servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LS , letterpress copy, James McHenry Papers,...
Lieutenant Samuel W. Church of Captain Ashmuns Company in the fourteenth regiment of Infantry has requested permission to resign his Office and has presented circumstances which have induced to the granting of his request. You will be pleased to cause to be signified to him that his resignation is accepted and inform me of the date of the said Notification. I am Sir with great respect Your...
I have the honor to enclose a patriotic address from the Brigadier general, and field officers of the third Brigade of Maryland Militia with a letter which accompanied the same from Brigadier General J. Swann, to the Secretary of War. The characters of most of the Gentlemen who have signed this address are known to me to be valuable and influential. I am, Sir, with the / Sincerest attachment...
In the hurry of copying my letter of the 2d. instant, which I had the honor of delivering to you yesterday, I find an error escaped my notice, in the 22d. page 14th. line from the top—the word four being inserted instead of the word six —which was intended. I am Sir / with the greatest respect / your most obedient / humble servant DLC : James McHenry Papers.
I transmit you herewith a number of Copies of the Contracts made with James O Hara for the supply of the Western posts and the posts on the Mississippi and the supplementary Contract fixing the Value of ye. small parts of the ration, and new places of issuing, which you will be pleased to have distributed in such manner as you may judge proper— I am Sir with great Respect your obed Servant (...
I find by letters this moment received from Vermont, that Lt. Leonard may be able, without assistance to march his men; or rather to take the proper care of them on their march; and that the inhabitants are very desirous they should be removed. From your orders it is likely they may have been marched, yet I should think it proper that the officers you have designated for the company should...
The enclosed is an extract of a letter from Mr. John Stockton who acted as Agent to form the Contracts in the State of Delaware. As a rendezvous is proposed by a Subaltern other than those you prescribed it will be proper it should receive your sanction before I can give any orders respecting it— I am Sir with great Respect Your obedient servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress),...
The fever threatening this City with similar ravages to what took place in the years 1793, 1797 & 1798 has induced to the measure of removing the offices to Trenton where I expect to be on Monday next. Altho’ the personal inconveniences attending upon this removal are very great, I lament it yet more on a public account. With the greatest respect, I / have the honour to be, Sir, / Your most ob...
I enclose, for your consideration, a copy of a letter from Peleg Wadsworth Esqr. dated Portland April 19th. upon which you will please to give such directions as you shall deem proper I have the honor to be, with great respect, Sir, your most Obd Hb St ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Peleg Wadsworth to McHenry, April 19, 1799 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have the honor to submit, the enclosed papers Nos. 1. to 4 inclusive relative to my proceedings at New-York. I am Sir / with the greatest respect / your most obedient / humble servant. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Having received information that a number of Cockades and Eagles have been received into the public store I this morning gave orders for a full supply to be forwarded for the Ninth Tenth Eleventh Twelfth and Sixteenth regiments, and shall immediately direct those for the other Regiments to be sent to them respectively— I am Sir with great respect Your obed. Servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers,...
I have just recd. yours of the 1st. I have calculated to be able to leave this on Wednesday, to examine the harbour of New York, and to with the aid of the best advice I can procure, determine what further works can be constructed out of the means that can be spared. Be kind enough to Tell Col. Stevens to have a pilot boat engaged and the proper apparatus ready to take depths and ascertain the...
I have received your letters of the 11. instant. You will be pleased to inform Captain Cole that the President has accepted his resignation, and that his pay and emoluments cease on the 20 instant I wrote you on the 21. August last respecting Samuel Winter Church a duplicate of which I enclose I am Sir with great respect Your obed servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). There are...
Inclosed is a letter intended for General Wilkinson, and draught of a reply to the Chickasaw Chiefs. I did myself the honour to wait upon you with them, but not finding you at home, I beg Gen Wilkinsons letter may be returned if approved, in time to put it into the mail which closes at sun down. With the greatest respect / I have the honour to be Sir / your most ob. st. MHi : Adams Papers.
Inclosed is an extract of a letter from Governor St. Clair, dated Cincinnati the 26th of August ultimo, for your information. I have the honour to be with great respect, Sir, Your most obedt. Servant, ( LS , letterpress copy, James McHenry Papers, Library of Congress).
I have received your letter of the 6th inst. containing an extract of a letter from Colo Strong dated D’Etroit May 7th 1799 I have the honor to be, with great respect and esteem your Most Obt Hbl St ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). Acknowledges H’s letter of June 6, 1799. Letter not found.
There is a very great desire among a number of citizens & gentlemen composing the volunteer companies & City militia, to know as near as may be the day and hour at which you may be expected to arrive here. As I think it would not be right to disappoint their laudable zeal—I pray you to be so obliging as to drop me a line from New York to enable me to satisfy their inquiries, and afford them an...
I have the honour to submit the reflexions which have occurred to me on the questions contained in your letter of the 14th ulto. With respect to your letter of the 15. I shall give it as early an answer as circumstances will permit, and intreat that you will ascribe the delay to the pressing business of the office and importance of the subject. With the greatest respect I have the honour to be...
I transmit you a petition from a Soldier of the 10th Regiment, praying for a Discharge from the Service: if it can consistently be granted, you will be pleased to take the necessary Order to that effect. I have the Honour to be, Sir, Your most obedt Servt. ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have the honour to inclose a letter from Brigadeer General Macpherson dated the 3d inst, which was received yesterday, and the letters to which it refers. I have the honour to be with the greatest respect, Sir, / Your most ob St MHi : Adams Papers.
I have the honor to inform you that I forwarded by yesterdays mail the letters for Major Adlum and the Commanding Officer at Fort Mifflin, which were enclosed in your letter of the 10. September instant— I am Sir with great respect Your obedient Servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LS , letterpress copy, James McHenry Papers, Library of Congress).
Inclosed is a letter from Mr. Allen respecting Litchfield as a good recruiting rendezvous and Lt. Beebe as a good recruiting Officer to be employed in that place. Will you give the request your attention in making your arrangements. I am D Sir Yours ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing John Allen to McHenry, March 25, 1799 ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have the honor to request that you would be pleased, to give the necessary orders that the Cadets in the fortifications on the Sea Board, and at West Point may receive the same allowance of fuel ⅌ month as is granted to the Lieutenants, agreeably to the regulations established by this Department— I am Sir with respect Your obed servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
The enclosed list of Officers for the Troops to be raised in the State of North Carolina, has been approved of by the President and was received from him on the 6th. instant. I have written to the several Gentlemen therein named informing them of their appointments—A Copy of my letter is herewith transmitted I have the honor to be with great respect Your obedient servant ( LS , Hamilton...
Inclosed is a Copy of a letter dated to day from the Secretary of the Navy relative to a Guard for certain french Prisoners arrived at Baltimore in the Montezuma—I pray you to pay the most immediate attention to the request it contains With great respect I have the honor to be Sir Your most obedt servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LS , letterpress copy, James McHenry Papers,...
I have the honor to enclose you appointments for Oliver Emmerson and David J. Waters as Cadets in the fifteenth regiment of Infantry—which you will be pleased to have forwarded—They are the Gentlemen mentioned in your letter of the 3 October— I am Sir with great respect Your obed servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LS , letterpress copy, James McHenry Papers, Library of Congress).
War Department, April 27, 1799. “I have considered the arrangement and distribution of the two Regiments of Artillerists and Engineers submitted to me … and approve of the same. You will be pleased to cause the said arrangement and distribution so far as it relates to your command to be carried into immediate effect.…” LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. H to McHenry, first letter of...
I received this morning a letter from Major General Pinckney dated the 10th Inst. with Cap Taylors report dated the 23 of May Ulto. which I have the honour to inclose, and to request authority to make the exchange of names proposed by the General. With the greatest respect / I have the honour to be / Sir / Your most obt. / & hble St. MHi : Adams Papers.
I have received your letter of the 2d. instant enclosing the resignations of Lieutenants Noyes and Hinman of the 13 Regiment of Infantry— You will be pleased to inform them that their resignations have been accepted, and that their pay and emoluments will cease on the 15th. instant. I am Sir with great respect Your obed servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have the honour to submit to your consideration, a report relative to the military establishment of the United States. It suggests several propositions, which if adopted, it is respectfully presumed would ameleorate our military system, and contribute essentially to the security and respectability of the United States. I have the honour to be Sir, with the greatest respect Sir / Your most...
I do myself the honor, to inclose Copy of a Letter received from General Knox, dated the 19th. ulto. in answer to one from me, making certain enquiries, relative to the Claim of Silas Dinsmore late an Agent to the Cherokee Nation of Indians, already submitted to your consideration— I am Sir / with perfect consideration / your obedient / humble servant DLC : James McHenry Papers.
I have received your letter dated the 7th. instant. The President has directed me to signify to you that he considers you in service from the first day of November 1798 in consequence of your being summoned by letter bearing date the 15 October to attend at Philadelphia or Trenton as soon as possible and in all events by the 10 November. Your pay and emoluments will therefore take date from...
Here is what the committee have reported. They would not go further, and I wish Congress may go as far. You forgot, when you thought to combine interests, that the little passions are great intermeddlers in the most important affairs. Yours truely ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; ADfS , James McHenry, Library of Congress. For an explanation of the contents of this letter, see...
I have the honor to transmit you the proceedings of a Court Martial held at Richmond for the Seal of Lieut James Triplett of the first regiment of Artillerists and Engineers— I have the honor to be / with great Respect / Your obed servant. DLC : James McHenry Papers.