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Enclosed are copies of a letter from G North of the fifteenth instant, and of the General order of the eleventh of March. From these it would appear that the continuance of the recruiting service in the corps under the command of General Pinckney has proceeded from some misapprehension of my intentions. I have written however to the General on the subject mentioning that it was expected he...
The inclosed letter to Capt Henry speaks its own object. As his company was is ordered to march for this place Not knowing whether he may not be himself in Philadelphia nor whether his Company will have marched or not from Reading, I trouble you with it and request that you will have it forwarded according to circumstances. With great respect I have the honor to be Sir Yr Obedt St ( ADf ,...
the enclosed letter and papers were sent me by General North I am induced to consider the charge of Major Bewell for double rations as irregular, since Fort Lernoult is part of the Fortification of Detroit, and can not be called a distinct for post. The rations of the Act in this case This case is totally different from that of officers commanding districts which contain a number of...
Agreeable to your wish expressed to me when at Philadelphia I have considered of a proper person to act as Deputy Quarter Master General to the Troops under my immediate command. Colonel Aaron Ogden is willing [to] accept of the appointment and as he is an officer who I can strongly recommend he will I trust meet with success. It is his wish that no immediate appointment may take place, to the...
If Lieut. Peyton’s resignation is not definitive, I request that the acceptance of it may be suspended—He has written me a letter for which it is indispensable that he should be arrested. I request to be inform’d without delay as to his situation— with great respect &c Send me if you please a copy of Lt. Peyton’s letter which I forwarded in mine of the 18th. ( Df , in the handwriting of Ethan...
During my stay at Philadela. I received a letter from the Secretary of State strongly recommending Mr Thomas Radcliffe a young man of education and fortune for an appointment in the Cavalry. I have no acquaintance with Mr Radcliffe but from the nature of the recommendation he is no doubt deserving; the appointment however which he may obtain cannot of course be higher than that of the youngest...
Why, My Dear friend, do you suffer the business of providing to go on as it does. Every moment proves the insufficiency of the existing plan & the necessity of auxiliaries. I have no doubt that at Baltimore N York Providence & Boston additional supplies of Cloathing may promptly be procured & prepared by your Agents & it ought to be done though it should enhance the expence. Tis terrible at...
Enclosed is an extract of a letter from General Wilkinson, dated the twenty fifth of February, which I send you for your information. Enclosed also is a letter from Captain Miller sent me by Col. Hamtramck, and the observations of the Colonel upon it—I know not from what authority the instructions, relative to a stoppage offer, proceeded. If you have any information on the point I would thank...
Your letter of the 4th. instant, informs me of the contracts, which have been already made, and of the measures, which are in train for forming others in the states where none at present exist. There is an omission of New Jersey. I request information concerning this State also. You understand me rightly as to the issuing of Cloathing through the Regimental Pay Master. The execution will no...
You will observe that in the arrangement of the officers allotted to New York there is an alternative of Wm. S. Smith or Abijah Hammond for Lt Colonel Commandant. Various considerations demand that the motive of this hesitation should be explained. Had military qualifications alone been consulted the name of Colonel Smith would have stood singly and he would have been deemed a valuable...