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I have received your favour of the 26th decr: by the Miami Chief the Little Turtle, and have received and observed him with attention—He is certainly a remarkable man—He is recovered of the Small pox, and what is worse, a severe fit of the Gout—We shall endeavour to make him happy here, and contented after his return—I thank you for introducing him to me, and for the information you have given...
The interesting incidents, which have latterly occurred in our political situation, having rendered it expedient to enlarge the Sphere of our military arrangements, it has, in consequence become necessary to regulate the Superintendence of our military force, in its various and detached positions, in such a manner, as while it will serve to disburthen the Department of War of details...
Inclosed is a Triplicate of my letter to you of the ——— and the copy of a letter to the Pay Master General of this date, which last is transmitted for your information in case by any accident you should have been detained With great consideration & esteem I have honor to be Sir Yr. obed. Servt. (Copy, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I begin now to be anxious to learn that you had received my letter desiring you to repair to the seat of Government, in conformity with an intimation from the Secretary of War, to the end that with the aid of your lights and experience, a general plan for the arrangement of the affairs of the Western army, with an eye to the existing posture of our political Concerns, might be digested and...
General Hamilton presents his Compliments to General Wilkinson & sends him at foot heads for conversations which it is proposed to have; in order to call the attention of G W to the several points. Most of them have no doubt been topics of communication with the War Department but the freedom & particularity of conversation will yield additional lights & lead perhaps to a correct system for...
I have received from the secretary of War a letter of which the inclosed is a copy. I will thank you to enable me without delay to present him with the requisition he desires. To assist you in the distribution as to places the Adjutant General will furnish you with any materials which he may possess and which you do not. The requisition must refer to the Present Position of the Troops; but I...
Major General Hamilton presents his co mpliments to B. General Wilkinson— & sends him the Arrangement of the first Regt. of Artillery—It found the Officers for a Battalion about the correspondent number of men with the Western Army. If a larger proportion be necessary it will be presented for consideration in the reports with which G. W. is occupied— ( Df , in the handwriting of Ethan Brown,...
I send you a letter from the Quarter Master General on the subject of the road between Le Boeuf and Presqe Isle. The measure object appears to me to be desirable; but it is — which it contains as deferred to you and your better judgment knowledge of the its expediency together with the time and mode of execution are referred to your better knowledge of the Circumstances of the case. With great...
In order to enable you to regulate your requisitions upon the contractor for supplies of provisions, I give it as my opinion that the recruits which you may expect to reinforce your command, and which will arrive at Pittsburgh will be, in all May, Eight hundred, and in each successive month one hundred more, till your command shall be complete. Of their progress afterwards you can best judge....
The copious explanation which have been had between us in conversation on the subjects of your several communications of the 6th. of September 12th. 15. 19th. & 27 instant will abrige the observations naturally connected with the plan which has been adopted as the result and which forms the object of the present instruction. This plan, as you know, has the same basis with that which has been...
Untill some person shall be appointed to fill the Office of Clothier General to the Western Army the duties will of the station, it is expected, will be performed by the Deputy Pay Master General. With great consn I am, Sir In this capacity all estimates & returns of Clothing wanted will come from him—All returns of Clothing will be addressed to him and he will overlook the distribution— With...
I have just received your letter of yesterday with it’s enclosure. I have recommended Mr Vereker to the Secretary of War for the post of cadet, and shall consider the suggestions in Lieut. Claiborne’s letter relative to the recruiting service. In consequence of a communication which I received from Col Hamtramck I had written to him on the subject of his request to pass the winter at...
I have just received your letter of yesterday. The transfer of Liett McCall to the fourth regiment meets my approbation. I can not sanction the nomination of Lt McLovel as Paymaster to the first regiment of Artillerists as Lt. House has already been appointed to that office—This appt. was made of necessity without a previous nomination by the Officer of the regiment as their disperd. situation...
I send you a copy of a letter from the S of War dated the eighth of this month, and an extract from my letter in reply. You will perceive that I agree in opinion with the Secretary that permanent fortifications should not be erected without previously communicating with the Executive, and obtaining his sanction. I am aware of the strong considerations which lead you to erect the fort at...
The Secretary of War disapproves the arrangement relative to the four old regiments on account of the numerous transfers of Officers which it involves from one regiment to another. It is therefore necessary to give the subject a total revision. In doing this I shall follow your ideas as far as I can follow them consistently with the views of the Secy. of War. The new arrangement, when it shall...
The Secretary of War has enquired of me the day on which Captain Pope died, and I would thank you to enable me to give him the information which he calls for. W— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I enclose to you an arrangement of the Officers of Artillery attached to the Western army into companies as proposed by Col. Burbeck. You will consider this arrangement as confirmed. You will of course make known the confirmation to the commanding officer of the regiment. Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
It appears from a letter which I have received from Lieut Wilson of the second regiment that he has been, thro’ mistake, ordered to Benington in Vermont. That order is not to be obey to be considered as withdrawn and you will inform Liet Wilson accordingly W— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
A mr Morgan Brown of Palmyra has been so kind as to offer me two Indian busts of marble or other stone, which are to be forwarded to New Orleans to the care of mr Daniel Clarke junr. of that place. as there would be considerable danger of their being lost, should they come by any common conveyance from thence to this place, and understanding you will be coming round in a frigate in the spring,...
I herewith transmit to you for Distribution at the Several posts on the Western frontier 15 copies of the contract with Mr. Jas. OHara— Niagara—which have been sent me by the situation of Niagara admitting of a more direct communication I have to avoid delay caused a cop one to be sent to Major Rivardi— With great consideration &c ( Df , in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers,...
Col Hamtramck has transmitted me copies of letters from him to you of the 24 & 26th of November 1, 20 and 25 of December. A definitive organization of the four Regiments of the old establishment has been made by the Department of War of which the inclosed is a copy & must govern. This exhibits the state in which the Officers of those Regiments stand in the records of that Department. Few...
The enclosed letter of which the enclosed is a copy has been sent directly to Major Rivardi, the urgency of the case not admitting of a circuitous route— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
It is my wish that Captain Richard Sparks of the third regiment should be with that part of it which is to be stationed on the Ohio—If this can be effected, consistently with the good of the service, you will take Measures for the purpose— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have just received letters from Col. Hamtramck, and Mr. Wilkins which call for my decision of the question whether the Q M General can remove his stores from one place to another without the consent or approbation of the principal officer under whom he serves. It is difficult to prescribe an absolute rule in this case. The Q M General being an officer of high trust, and being responsible for...
The sentence of dismission from the service of the United States passed by on Lieutenant Kremer by the Court Martial which sat in his case was ratified on the eighteenth of September last by the President of the U States. You will be pleased to see that the sentence is carried into effect— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; copy, endorsed with...
I have received from Col. Hamtramck a copy of a letter to you of the ninth of April relative to Captain Edward Miller—I have written on the subject to the S of War, and as soon as I receive an answer, shall make to you a further communication. Col. Hamtramck has sent a monthly return of the brigade addressed to me. The General Order of the 29th. of May 1799 requires all returns of this kind to...
I think it proper to inform you in order to prevent misapprehension that congress have lately passed a law empowering the President to disband all the army by the fifteenth of June next; except the four old Regiments of Infantry, the two old troops of horse, the corps of Artillerists and Engineers, and the staff (General and other) appertaining to the old establishment, and that in consequence...
It appears from the copy of a letter to you which Colonel Hamtramck has sent me that he is in doubt whether the order which I have given to retain the troops at Pittsburg which I have given him permits their being encamped at a small distance from the place. The object of the order was to prevent the sending of the troops to the lower parts of the Ohio. They can therefore be encamped in the...
I have this morning the pl⟨easure⟩ of your public and private letter of the 29⟨th⟩ of June. I write th⟨is⟩ acknowlegement ⟨for⟩ the two in this private letter because I con⟨sider⟩ my military functions to have ceased ⟨and that⟩ my situation has been left somewhat eq⟨uivo⟩cal. Though I shall regret the loss ⟨of⟩ an opportunity of conversing with you ⟨and⟩ of manifesting in conjunction with Mrs....
I have received your letter from Washington, my wishes in every thing accord with yours. I shall be glad of every opportunity of brightening the charm. As soon as possible I will send you the information you desire. A change of office has deranged my Military papers and will occasion some delay. Major Rensselaer unwilling to quit goes to ascertain the possibility of remaining. I am of opinion...