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The itinerant Life I have led has prevented me from Acknowledging the Receipt of your favour of May 24th., till this time. Your Sentiments are very Satisfactory to me, and will be duly attended to. I anticipate Criticism in every Thing which relates to Col. Smith. But Criticism, now criticised so long, I regard no more than “Great George a Birthday Song.”—Coll Smith Served through the War with...
I have received, last night, a Letter from His Excellency Governor Jay, inclosing a Copy of an Act of the Legislature of New York for the further Defence of that State and for other Purposes. The Governor Observes that it appears to be the intention of that Act, that the Money appropriated in it, 150,000 dollars, Shall be laid out only in the manner which the National Government will recognize...
Page 4. Mr. Adams is no doubt under great Obligations to Mr. Hamilton, for “not denying to him Patriotism, and Integrity and even Talents of a certain kind” It is to be Sure an awfull a calamity to Mr A. that the solidity of his understanding should have been brought into question, with Mr H. although it were upon gro false grounds were So false or or Spurious reports were So Spurious . The...
I have received the Letter you did me the Honor to write me on the 24. of August: but not till the first of September: other wise it would have been answered sooner. Mr Phillip Church, your Nephew whom you recommend to be a Captain of Infantry I have had the Pleasure to see, both in New York and Philadelphia, and have been so well Satisfied with all I know of him as to be very willing to...
Inclosed is a Copy of a Letter, recd this morning from Col. Smith. I am at present at a loss to judge of it. Will you be so kind without favour or affection to give me your candid opinion of it. Whether his request can be granted in the whole or in part without injustice to other officers. And whether it is consistent with the military Ideas. I pray your Answer as soon as possible. I am, Sir...
I have received, last night, a Letter from His Excellency Governor Jay, inclosing a Copy of an Act of the Legislature of New York, for the further Defence of that State and for other Purpose. The Governor Observes that it appears to be the intention of that Act, that the Money appropriated in it, 150,000 dollars, shall be laid out only in the manner which the National Government will recognize...
Inclosed is a Copy of a Letter, recd this morning from Col. Smith. I am at present at a loss to judge of it.—Will you be so kind without favour or affection, to give me, your candid opinion of it.—Whether his request can be granted in the whole or in part without injustice to other officers. And whether it is consistent with the military Ideas. I pray your Answer as soon as possible. I am, Sir...
I have received your favour of the 22d. of August recommending Col Toussard to be Inspector of Artillery. I have no Reason to suspect that your entire Confidence in his Honor and Fidelity is misplaced. But as his native Country is France and his Speech betrays his original, I am very apprehensive that in a French War, neither the Army nor the People, would be without their Jealousies and...
I have received your favour of the 22d. of August recommending Col Toussard to be Inspector of Artillery. I have no Reason to suspect that your entire Confidence in his Honor and Fidelity is misplaced.—But as his native Country is France and his Speech betrays his original, I am very Apprehensive that in a French War, neither the Army nor the People, would be without their Jealousies and...
I have received the Letter you did me the Honor to write me on the 20th and am glad to have had the opportunity of consenting to the Appointment of Officers who will do so much Credit in their Stations to the service as I believe Captain Church and Lieutenant Hamilton will do in theirs. I have recd from Hauteval a Packet of Addresses, one of which is inclosed. I dont think them of consequence...
John Adams, President of the United States of America. To all who shall see these Presents Greeting: Know Ye, That reposing special Trust and Confidence in the Patriotism, Valour, Fidelity and Abilities of Alexander Hamilton I have nominated and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate do appoint him Inspector General of the Army with the rank of Major General in the Service of the...
I have received the Letter you did me the Honor to write me on the 24. of August: but not till the first of September: otherwise it would have been answered sooner. Mr Phillip Church, your Nephew whom you recommend to be a Captain of Infantry I have had the Pleasure to See, both in New York and Philadelphia, and have been so well Satisfied with all I know of him as to be very willing to...
Dr Daniel Parker of Norton introduced to me by General Cobb will have the Honour to deliver you this Letter. The Case of his Son is a very unfortunate one, and I beg Leave to introduce him to your kind offices. If the young Gentleman can be discharged with Propriety I am desirous it Should be done or, if he has dispositions and qualifications for any thing better than the station of a common...
I have received the Letter you did me the Honor to write me on the 20th and am glad to have had the opportunity of consenting to the Appointment of Officers who will do so much Credit in their Stations to the service as I believe Captain Church and Lieutenant Hamilton will do in theirs. I have recd from Hauteval a Packet of Addresses, one of which is inclosed. I dont think them of consequence...
Dr Daniel Parker of Norton introduced to me by General Cobb will have the Honour to deliver you this Letter. The Case of his Son is a very unfortunate one, and I beg Leave to introduce him to your kind offices. If the young Gentleman can be discharged with Propriety I am desirous it Should be done or if he has dispositions and qualifications for any thing better than the station of a common...
The itinerant Life I have led has prevented me from acknowledging the Receipt of your favour of May 24. till this time. Your Sentiments are very Satisfactory to me, and will be duly attended to. I anticipate Criticism in every Thing which relates to Col. Smith. But Criticism, now criticized so long, I regard no more than “Great George a Birthday Song.” Coll Smith Served through the War with...
Reading [ Pennsylvania ] July 2, 1799 . “I arrived here on the 29th. Ult. and assumed the Command of the detachment at this place.… Since my arrival at this place I have been at some pains to get information from persons of trust Citizens of this place, and it is very generally their opinion that to take away a part of the troops from this place would have a bad effect, that they ought rather...
Capt. Irwin’s company marched last week for Fort Mifflin, and I sent with them two of the prisoners that are under trial and whose sentence I forwarded to you viz. Robt. Brown and George Tyson, John Lewis who the other prisoner tried is still in gaol here. Enclosed is the monthly return of the troops now lying at this place. I am going to Easton to day and will forward you the monthly return...
Yours of the 23rd. 24th. & 26th. Ult. came duly to hand The Court Martial you directed was held yesterday and to day, and I will forward you the proceedings by the next post. Capt. Shoemaker will march in about two days for Easton, with his company. Lieut. Boote set out yesterday for New York, and I have annexed his company detachment to Capt. Shoemakers company according to your orders. I...
Yours of the 10th. inst. came to hand by this days post. I have given orders for Capt. Irwins company to hold themselves in readiness to march on next Wednesday morning— I would have ordered them to march on monday morning, but we have had heavy rains this three days, and have not yet subsided, so that the roads are very bad and the waters high, but I expect will be passable by wednesday. I...
Enclosed is the monthly return of Capt. Shoemaker’s company at Easton. That part of his company that was Lieutt. Boote’s detachment are much in want of their clothing, some of them are nearly naked. I forwarded to Col. Stevens, as you directed , some time since a return for such things as were due the men, or wanting, but have not heard from him since. With great respect I am Sir Your most...
In not having an answer to my letter of the 2nd inst. I take it for granted, you aquiece in my opinion, with respect to dividing the troops at this place. I am yet of opinion it will be improper, to divide so small a force, it will make us appear little in the eyes of the disaffected part of the Country, and lose that effect, a military force ought to have. Persons of trust of this place, say...
I have forwarded Lieut. Carson & Lieut. Montgomery to the Regimental rendevous with forty recruits and have sent William Griffin alias William Stewart (with them) who I mentioned to you in my letter of the 5th. inst. I have written Col. Ogden who I expect will consult you with respect to a Court Martial when the prisoner is brought to the rendevous With great respect I am Sir Your most Obedt....
Captain Shoemaker informs me he has no regular statement of the money he has received & expended, but will have one made out as soon as possible, in the recruiting service he has two hundred and twenty dollars of arrears of bounty money in his hands, and the reason he did not give it to the Soldiers, was they received five months pay at the same time this money was sent him, and clothing he...
I have enclosed the proceedings of the Court Martial held by your order. In yours of the 23rd. Ult. you inform me “The Commanding Officer of such a detachment having no power to order a Court Martial” I wish to be informed whether I have not the power to order Courts Martial in any case or whether this paragraph alludes only to General Courts Martial. The deserters I mentioned in mine of...
Inclosed is a monthly return of the detachment under my command, by which you will see the sickness has increased, but the Doctor informs me the soldiers are getting better and there is not so many new cases within this few days, and I hope the sick will soon be able to join their Companies— There is two persons confined under guard for desertion. Capt. Shoemaker with the contractors son Mr....
I received your favour of yesterday this morning from the Secretary of War. Yours of the 8th. that you mention I immagine went from Reading to Northumberland as I wrote to lieut. Howard at Reading to send all letters to me here that might be in the post office there, but I have not received any. I will set out early on thursday morning for Reading and will attend to your directions...
The situation of my private affairs is so interesting at this time, that I am compelled to solicit leave to retire from the service—and as general opinion anticipates a speedy dissolution of the army. I hope that my voluntary resignation will produce no injury or inconvenience to the publick—If my request can be granted, I shall always hold my self prepared to obey your commands, should my...
I will thank you for leave of Absence to go to my farm near Havredegrace in Maryland after the election which will be on the 8th. of October next. If it is admissable I wish to be absent from the 10th. of October to the 1st. of December. I can correspond from thence with the Officers recruiting with the same facility that I can from this place. Lieut. Meminger who is the Senior Officer of the...
I have written to Mr. McHenry, as has Genl. Tracy, recommending a Mr. Horace Stone of this place, for a 2nd Lieutcy. in the Army. If there be any vacancy in any of the old Regts. or should one occur soon in Col. Taylor’s , it is Wished very much that Mr. Stone may have the Appointt. He is a fine, manly, brave young fellow of about 23, and is thought highly of by the Officers of the Army...