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The Bearer Justus Cadwell the soldier of the 13th. whose place was proposed to be supplied Abner Chapel, having rejoined his regiment upon the expiration of his furlough, I have concluded it would furnish you with an opportunity of carrying your intentions promptly into effect by giving him a pass-port to Head Quarters— He will of course deliver this Letter, & not doubting but you have...
Union Brigade [ Scotch Plains, New Jersey ] April 2, 1800 . “I have been honoured by your Letter of the 27th. ulto.… The communications you wish made in the public papers, shall receive my earliest attention.” ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter of the 27th. ulto. bearing the post mark of the 31st. containing a schedule of articles said to be furnished by The Contractor under my order—and upon examining your Letters, you find, the articles marked are not included, in any of the directions general or Special which you have given—and request me to inform you whether they have...
Union Brigade [ Scotch Plains, New Jersey ] March 31, 1800 . “I have had the honor of receiving yesterday your Letter of the 26th. enclosing the project for the formation of a Regiment for exercise and Battle. I feel a diffidence in revising it, but … I will however endeavour to overcome that diffidence, and give the subject my earliest attention conformable to your wish.…” ALS , Hamilton...
Agreably to your request, I have had Abner B. Chapel of the 13th. mustered, and enclose the necessary Certificate Signed by the surgeon and the officer Commanding the Regiment, it is arranged I believe conformable to the Contents of your Letter of the 26th. supposing you might wish to file the original papers, I return them and have the Honor to be with great respect—Sir, Your most Obedt...
I have communicated to Colo. Ogden the arrangements I have made relative to the experiments I am making on the proper measure of the pace, as stated in your Letter of the 18th. to whom at present, I beg leave generally to refer you. I have made arrangements to procure the necessary pendulums to correctly mark the cadence of the common 75—Quick 100—& wheeling times 120. pr. minute, I must...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Letters of the 18th. and 20th. inst. I will immediately make arrangements to have the experiments made on the proper measure of the pace recommended, and report the result— With respect to the relative rank of the officers of the 12th. I have always acted upon that which I received from you, as decisive, making the subsequent alteration of...
I am much incommoded by the Conduct of Store keepers, who have built small Houses, near the line—I have centinels posted near to prevent soldiers going in their houses, but it has very little effect—by the enclosed reports of the officers of the day, you will notice in part the Conduct of these people—will you favour me with your advice, how I can treat them? I have the honor to be with great...
Union Brigade [ Scotch Plains, New Jersey ] March 17, 1800 . “Not thinking it prudent to leave the sons of St. Patrick to frolick without my superintendance in Camp, I have declined the invitation from the Inhabitants of New Ark, to spend this day there. Our Camp is in mirth but not improperly. It is now 3. oClock, & St. Patricks most Zealous sons, are pretty tranquil. Enclosed are some...
Enclosed I have the Honor of submitting a Letter this day received from Mr. Samuel Davis and solicit your instructions, relative to the answer to be given, I have the Honor to be with great respect—Sir, Your most Obedt Humble Servt. ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have the honor of Submitting to your perusal, a Letter addressed to me by Capt. Kirkland—and an examination of Doctor Douglass—and Sergeant Chase—to which I beg leave to refer you, as explanatory of the Circumstances which took place, between Capt. Kirkland & Mr. Gridley, as stated in the affidavits which you forwarded and requested me to enquire into—and report— I have the Honor to be, with...
Union Brigade [ Scotch Plains, New Jersey ] March 13, 1800 . Recommends “Major Shute of the 11th.… as a Candidate for the office of Supervisor of the State of Newjersey.” ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. William Shute was a veteran of the American Revolution and a resident of Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Nothing but a point of the most delicate Honor, could have induced me to leave this Cantoonment for 12 Hours, without having previously obtained your permission as Commanding General, but the situation of that pledge is such, that I am under the necessity of presenting myself to you, without obtaining that permission. I shall do myself the Honor of presenting myself to you on monday at 12...
Agreably to your request I have made the necessary enquiries, relative to the enlistment of Levin Magee, I find that he left his fathers House, with an intention to enter on Board of Some ship, at Philadelphia, that he went there the latter part of June last or the beginning of July, but not finding a berth to his mind, he returned to Dover , determining to enter the army, that he presented...
I addressed you about the 20th. ulto. on the Subject of Capt. Kirklands business, in consequence of the Letter received from you with its enclosures from Albany and in a Letter of the 5th. mentioned the state of his health &c Solicitous however, to comply with your wishes, I have urged the necessity of his enabling me fully to state his situation and Conduct at the time, Mr. Gridley’s...
Capt. Samuel White of the 11th. Regt. has acted as Judge Advocate of all General Courts Martial, that have been held in this Brigade, he first commenced on the 2d. of Novr. is still by the orders of the 18th. ulto. instituting the General Court martial whereof Major Fondey is President designa ted by the General Orders to do that duty—I do myself the Honor to enclose a Copy of the Brigade...
I have the Honor to acknowledge the receipt of two letters of the 21st. and two of the 25th. ulto. I have taken measures to obtain correct information, of the disturbances which took place at Elizabeth Town, between Capt. Courtlandt & Lt. Livingston, with some people at a public House. The account in the news paper is grossly exagerated as appears to me, from the statements I have already...
I have the Honor to inform you that in obediance to The Proclamation of The President of the United States, recommending that on the 22d. day of Feby. public testimony should be given of the grief of our Nation for the death of General George Washington by suitable Eulogies, orations and discourses, or by public prayer—the Union Brigade discharged the duty required with respect & reverence—a...
In consequence of the Letter of introduction which was presented (from you) by Lt. Cocks, to me, 12 months past, I appointed him Adjutant of the 12th. and finding when the officers assembled, that he had been comparatively underrated, I have nourished him, and kept up his spirits as an officer, which most assuredly, would have had otherways been depressed, by finding himself commanded by most...
I have received your Confidential Letter of the 17th. Capt. Andrew White has never yet served with his Regiment, having been constantly on the recruiting Service, of course, I have never had an opportunity of forming an opinion of his military talents or fitness for the station of Brigade Inspector— I am however favourably impressed by his personal conduct, he has been a few day’s with us, and...
I have the Honor of your Letter of the 18th. on the Subject of wood, enclosing a copy of your Letter to Mr. Dayton—I took the liberty of addressing two Letters to you on this question, between the 8th. & 12th. of January, if my recollection does not fail me, my last letter being unanswered, and the necessities of the troops urgent, flattering myself with your approbation, I required Mr....
I very early communicated my opinion, of the propriety of erecting an Hospital at this Cantoonment, that opinion however being over-ruled by Colo. Stevens, I made every arrangement in my power, to accommodate the sick of each Regt. in a Hut appropriated for that purpose, they have hitherto been tolerably comfortable— But I am apprehensive in the approaching Spring, we shall be much incommoded,...
I have the honour to acknowlege the receipt of your Letter of the 30th. ulto. from Albany enclosing three affidavits relative to a Circumstance which took place at Canajoharie, while Capt. Kirkland was on his march to join his Regt. I have obtained from Doctor Douglass and others a narative of the Circumstances somewhat different from that detailed in the papers transmitted, which I shall...
Enclosed I have the Honor of submitting several Letters, forwarded by Major Wilcocks recommending Mr. London of New York, for an appointment in the Army, finding on a personal interview with Mr. London, that he has made application to you; some time past, for an appointment, and has had several conversations with you on the subject. It must be superfluous for me, an entire stranger to Mr....
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Letters of the 11th. & 13th. upon the receipt of the communications, which you were pleased to make relative to Colo. Ogden, I transmitted him the necessary permit, to join the Adjutant General and suppose he is now in New York, attentive to the duties required of him—Capt. White of the 11th. acting Judge Advocate, is also there, by permit—He...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter of the 13th. I will make the necessary examination, into the question, stated relative to the 11th. Regt. and report immediately I have the Honor to be With great respect Sir, Your most Obedt Humble Servt. ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Lt. Colo. Ogden proposing to visit New york to-morrow, I have wished him to state to you fully, the situation of the interior of this Brigade. I see no possibility of preserving the necessary order, and regularity, indispensible in military service, unless I have the power deligated, competent to punish offenders, against the orders, I am as Commanding officer, authorised to Issue. The...
It becomes my duty to communicate to you, that on the 7th. inst. one Jacob Davie of this state came to my Hutt, and informed me that he found Thomas McKensie a soldier in Capt. Church’s Company, who was an indented Servant of his—he shew me his indentures I sent for the sergeant, who inlisted him, who informed me that he enlisted, Thomas McKensie at Troy in the state of new York, I told Davie,...
Enclosed I have the Honor of presenting a Letter received this evening from Lt. Baldwin, with a Copy of my answer, wherein you will notice his solicitude to retire from Service, in consequence of the bad state of his health &c. Permit me Sir, to particularly request that Lt. Baldwin may be promptly indulged by the Secretary of war, in this pursuit; I am fully convinced his health requires, his...
I have given the necessary order to Colo. Ogden to proceed to new york, and assist the Adjutant General in forming regulations for the Army, agreably to your Letter of the 7th. I hope your Letter to Lt. Vrooman, directed him to join the Regt. did I know the place of his residence, I would address him, we are much in want of officers to do the duties of the Camp, particularly as the long...