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You will be pleased to cause to be furnished to Capt Amos Stoddard out of the articles now in the possession of your Brigade arms and accoutrements for twenty men—also two horsemens tents and sixteen privates tents. You will likewise cause to be furnished to Major Buel the like articles for as many men as he may now have & shall engage out of your Brigade not exceeding four Companies. With...
The Hutts and any other articles of public property that may remain here together with such of the sick as are too ill to be removed will, when your command expires, be under the charge of the senior officer of the U States who may be on the ground. This Officer is at present Captain Stoddard who will continue to be so untill the arrival of Major Bewell. You will endeavor to engage some one of...
If the troops should continue at their encampment beyond the fifteenth of the Month they will draw provisions as usual. I shall set out for Oxford on Friday next, when there I shall give direction relative to the Hutts. Df , in the handwriting of Thomas How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. For H’s trip to New England, see the to H to Benjamin Stoddert, June 6, 1800 .
I have directed the D Q M General to furnish the troops when disbanded with transportation to places from which they can conveniently procure conveyance to their respective homes. The sick such of them as cannot be conveyed with their corps will remain in their quarters under the care of a surgeon. The Contractor will supply them as heretofore. Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How,...
Your letter of the twenty seventh has just been delivered to me. I participate with you, and with the officers generally, in the regrets that naturally flow from the state of things. It would give me pleasure could I direct an indemnification of the expence which you have incurred in procuring musical instruments. I shall not fail, however, to write to the S of War and urge a reimbursement. I...
An order was issued, some time since, as you will recollect, directing enlistments to be “for and during the existing differences with France,” or for the term of five years at the pleasure of the government. It appearing probable that the number of men enlisted under these conditions is very inconsiderable, and an expectation having been entertained among them that they would not be separated...
I have directed Major Bewell to repair to the Brigade under your command for the purpose of enlisting four complete companies of Infantry. You will give every facility in your power to the accomplishment of this object. It would be well if, previously to the arrival of Major Bewell, recruits could be provisionily engaged. Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of...
New York, May 18, 1800. “I send you the enclosed papers, and you will do with them what shall appear proper.” Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
Altho’ I have not been officially advised of it, yet I have received information sufficient to satisfy me that an act of Congress has passed for disbanding the twelve additional regiments on or before the fifteenth of June next, granting an allowance to the officers and soldiers of three months pay from the time of their discharge. I mention this to you that it may be understood unofficially...
I have received your letter of the second instant explaining the causes of the delay in forwarding pay and muster rolls, and rely on your exertions to produce greater regularity in future. When the articles happen not to be in the possession of the officers who are to make the returns it is proper that they should procure the necessary information without delay by applying to those in whose...