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I have been informed by the Secretary of War that all the articles for Arming cloathing and equipping of your Regiments will be delivered to your order or that of your Pay & Quarter master at your Regimental Rendezvous by Jonathan Jackson Esquire of Boston and Mr. Joseph Williams of Springfield (Mass.) six hundred and eighty stands of Arms and as many Gun–worms to be furnished by the latter...
In a letter from General Hamilton, enclosing the one I now forwd to you, I am requested to change, or modulate his directions to you, in any manner which to me shall appear most conducive to the Public Service. His directions comport with my ideas; but I shall be more pointed in drawing your attention to the Site at, or as near, as one can possibly be obtained, to the Arsenal which is...
I take it for granted the requisite ground for the Quarters of the three Regiments heretofore mentioned has been procured. To these a batalion of Artillerists will be added. James Miller Esqr. Ass Qr. Mr General has been required to take such further measures as may be necessary for the completion of the object & to instruct his Agent to communicate with you. The Ninth and Tenth Regiments are...
I have Your letter of the 6th. inst. has been received. The number of Officers on the list sent you was intended as a temporary arrangement of relative rank; You will find by a circular letter of mine, which has recently by another desired should be particularly attended been recently adverted to, recommended to the Lt. Cols. Commndts. in concert with their Majors to revise the order in which...
I have just received your’s of the 15th of this month, and must refer you to my letter of the 17th. for the information on the which you have requested request. I have again written to the Secretary of War on a supply of money and Cloathing, and hope that your wants will soon be releived— With great considaration &c On the appointment of Mess. Meredith and Stevens as first Lieutenants I...
Your letter of the 10 instant, by reason of my absence at Trenton, was not received till the 19th. Its contents are somewhat embarrassing. A leading feature of the plan for Winter Quarters which in conformity with arrangements with the Department of War was indicated by my instructions to you is that Timber for hutting and wood for fuel should be found on the premisses. The additional...
I have received your letters of the fourteenth and nineteenth of December— The attention of the Secretary Pay Master General has been heretofore been called to the case of Mr. Davidson, and I have just written to him again on the subject. The arrangement of relative rank which I transmitted you was merely a copy of the one forwarded to yourself with some few transpositions— The name of Mr....
The post of this day brought me your two letters of the 12th. & 14th. & 16th instant. The person employed by you to procure cockades & loops will send forward his account certified by you to Tench Francis Esqr. Purveyor of supplies at Philadelphia, who will settle on and remit the money—If he procured the articles by purchase, the vouchers from the person of whom they were bought ought to...
I have before me your letter of the 3 of May. The persons nominated for your Regimental Staff have been communicated to the Secy of War and I take it for granted will be confirmed. I intimated to you in my letter of the 3 of May, that the appointment of — person to fill — a substitute for Major Morgan waited for a declaration from of non acceptance on his part from him . It may be well for you...
I have received your letter of the twenty eighth of August and have made the necessary communication concerning Mr. Sylliman to the Secretary of War—I have likewise written to the Secretary on the appot of Mr. Little to the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Mr. Jon. C. Williams— With great considn I am, Sir & & ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of...
The Secretary of War has furnished such a number only of as will allow six copies of the Regulations for the order and discipline of the army, to each Regiment, than Colonel Stevens the Agent for the War Department has been directed to forward—The instructions for the raising of men in other words for the recruiting service have been long since forwarded sent on and are understood to have been...
I have received your letter of the twenty ninth of October. My estimate of the timber necessary for hutting may have been too low—I must refer leave the matter to your discretion, requesting that you will attend relying on your attention to oeconomy. as far as is consistent with the comfortable accommodation of the troops. Be careful to I repeat my request that you will use the timber in such...
I have received your letter of the twenty eighth of November, and have directed James Miller Eqr. the Assistant Quarter Master General to — supply — in due time with the funds necessary to complete perform the contract into which you have has been entered into on the part of the United States ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
In the list transmitted furnished you of the Officers of your Regiment by some mistake L S Washington & Garnet Peyton are both marked 8. it is to be — altered so as to give the 6th place to the former, the latter —— at present is correct. ( Df , in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have received your letter of the fifth instant with it’s enclosures. The statement of Articles delivered to Captain Bishop’s company has been sent to the Ast. Qur. Mr. General, and he has been requested to take immediate measures for having them replaced. It is not contemplated, at present, to appoint The law has not provided for the appointment of permanent Judge Advocates at the different...
I have received your letter of February 25th. and have forwarded the certificate you requested to the Secretary of War with true consideration &c ( Df , in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
By Colo. Lear, I am informed that you have a journey to the Western Country in contemplation. In consequence, and on the presumption that you will accomplish your intention, I take the liberty of requesting (if you go by the way of Pittsburgh, especially) that you would do me the favour of making the following enquiries, & reporting the result on your return. First, what is the supposed value...
I have just received your letter of the thirteenth instant with i’ts enclosure. The general system with respect to recruits must be adhered to, but where complete companies have been raised in subdistricts you may can send to those subdistricts any officers of your — regiment. The letter of Lieutenant Foushee has been sent to the S of War, and the acceptance of his resignation urged. I have...
(Copy) Sir, Mount Vernon, Octr 26th 1799. You will perceive, by the enclosed letter from General Hamilton, that he has taken up an idea, founded upon your communication to him on the subject, that you had substituted Barracks, instead of huts, for the Winter Quarters of the three Regiments ⟨at⟩ Harper’s Ferry. I presume that Genl Hamilton must have had an erroneous impression made on his mind...
I wrote to you very fully yesterday on the subject of hutting the Troops at Harper’s Ferry, and enclosed a letter from General Hamilton on the same subject. The messenger who took that letter to the Post Office, brought from thence your letter of the 24th inst., and one of the same date from Mr Mackey. As these letters contain information which may make it proper to countermand, in some...
I have received your letter of the 27th of Novr. with it’s enclosure. You have already been twice informed that the arrangement of relative rank which you transmitted me is confirmed—Enclosed is a list of the Officers in the order in which they are to stand. I have sent to the Secretary of War the letters in recommendati on of Mr. Thom, and have again urged that the vacancies in your regiment...
Letter not found: to Thomas Parker, 28 Oct. 1799. On 31 Oct. Parker wrote : “I last evening Received your letters of the 26th 27th & 28th Instant.”
Your letters of the first and the seventh of August, and of the sixth, the tenth, the seventeenth, the twentieth, the twenty fourth and thirtieth of July have been delivered to me. Some of the officers, you observe, wish to take their own slaves as servants, and are anxious to know — whether any allowance will in such case be made. for their services. On this point I have simply to observe...
I can only lament, the delay, & its bad effects on your Regt. of the remittance of money for the pay of your Troops of which you complain of in your letter of the 16th. inst. I have not ceased, however, urgently to reiterate my remonstrances representations on that subject, and have received both verbal and literary written assurances that the requisite necessary Supplies should be forwarded—...
I enclose to you commissions for Thomas Burk and Joshua Tennison. They are dated at the periods when these Gentlemen began to render service to the regiment. With great considrn ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
You mention, in your letter of the twenty sixth of September, that you have never been able to hear from Captain Taylor of your regiment—I have written to the Secretary of War and requested the necessary information. As soon as I receive it, it shall be communicated to you. The accounts of Mess Tennison and Burk have been forwarded to the Secretary of War, together with the letters in...
I have received your letters of the second and sixth of October, and am much obliged to you for the information concerning characters which they concern. The persons whom you recommend, the departments of the Inspectorship and the Quarter Master will receive due attention when the appointments come to be made. I have mentioned Mess. Burk and Tennison to the Secretary of War, and suppose that...
According to a return from Mr. Hadgdon, Superintendt. of military stores, the following Articles have been forwarded to Mr. Joseph Tidball for the use of your Regt. 629 Hats 2216 — Prs. of shoes 704 Stocks 2216 — Socks 704 Stock Clasps 21 — Inf: Sergeants Coats 318 Inf. priv. Coats 42 — Vests 330 Vests 22
I have received two four letters from you dated the 12th. and 18th. 22 & 25th of April last month. The very great delay which attended my letter in its passage to General Lee led me to adopt provissionally another to a the plan which on comparison I find to differ in many for dividing the state of Virginia into districts and subdistricts different which you have received. I observe that it...
It is contemplated to establish the Eighth Ninth and Tenth Regiments in Winter Quarters somewhere in the Vicinity of the Potowmack and near Harpurs Ferry. As this station is within the territorial limits of General Pinckneys Command, the providing of quarters there did not fall within my province. But very urgent circumstances having suddenly induced General Pinckney to proceed to Rhode...
The Secretary of War has just informed me that Lieutet. Richard Taylor resides at Springfield Smithfield in Virginia. With great considn You will send your next letter to this Gentleman in such a manner that you can be certain of it’s delivery. If you should not then hear from him you will inform me of it— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Your letters of the twenty fourth and twenty fifth of August have just been delivered to me. I care not do not think it will be expedient to remove Captain Chinn to Middleburgh untill the companies assigned to that district shall have been completed. After that I shall have no objection to the measure. The list of persons r ecommended as Cadets I have transmitted to the Secretary of War. That...
I have received your letters of the eighteenth and nineteenth of this month with their enclosures. The advance of money by for your off by Mr. Smith Collector of the Revenue I can not authorize, and the necessity of the thing is superceded by an assurance from the Pay Master General that two months pay is on the point of being forwarded to the several regiments. I should have been glad had...
Your letter of the sixteenth of this month has been delivered to me. The late Circular to the several Commandants requesting them to select two persons to be appointed as Cadets will enable you to reward the merit and exertions of Mr. Burk and Mr. Tennison. I have written to the Superintendant of Military Stores on the subject of ammunition; and have requested him to forward one hundred rounds...
Your letter several letters of the 21st 28th & 30th of June have been ackknowled received. The Commanders of Circles between you and the Quarters of the Inspector General are Lt. Col. Hall (Havre De Grasse Maryland) Lt Col. Moore (Bristol Pensylvania) and Lt Col Ogden (Elizabeth Town New Jersey) For such of the hats as have been sent on without them, you may have eagles made. It is probable...