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J’ai reçu la lettre dont vous m’avés honore le 5. de ce mois par laquelle vous me damandés si la velocité de la marche dans la tactique françoise n’augmente pas la longueur du pas. Dans les instructions provisoires de 1776. 1778 –1786. de l’infanterie les officiers differoient sur la velocité de la marche dans certaines circonstances. Mais la longueur du pas à toujours été fixée à 2. pieds...
I have received from Capt Eddins a letter, the object of which is to obtain leave of absence untill he has settled all his affairs in the State of Virginia—I beg leave to lay the letter before you as presenting the best View of the subject and have the honor to be with great respect Sir yr Mo Ob Svt ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Samuel Eddins to Hoops, April 29, 1800...
You will provide without delay three pendulums to vibrate seventy five, one hundred, and one hundred and twenty times in a minute—Col. Smith wrote to me some time since that he was making a provision of this kind—You will ascertain what he has whether he has done this, and if he has, measure provide make such provision only as will supply the deficiency ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y....
I have received your letter of the 7th. instant, inclosing one from Major Adlum, offering a resignation of his commission. It is not within my general policy to attempt to detain Officers in the service who have once expressed a desire to quit it—Pursuing this impression, therefore, I Should have sent the Major’s letter to the Secy. of War, for the decision of the President in the case. As,...
Enclosed are copies of letters a letter to Captain Williamson the DP General, and of instructions to him relative to certain objects of incidental expenditure—I send them to you that you may inform me whether they coincide with the general plan of your instructions. ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Mr. Brooks, of the Artillery, has, been continued as Agent for the payment of the troops at Staunton, it being very desirable that they should receive their dues before they rerout for their destination at Pittsburg and elsewhere— The following is from a letter of the PMG. on the subject. “The expences of the Agent employed will probably be of an extraordinary nature, and I presume that Mr....
Enclosed is a letter from Col. Smith relative to Joseph Cross a Private in the eleventh regiment— I do not think it proper, on the statement given, to order a discharge. ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have received your letter of the seventh instant relative to the complaints of Benjamin Cornwell and John Coles, privates in the twelfth regiment against their Officers. It ap The Soldiers stated to the Governor that they had been The part which appeared to struck me is Corn as the most material was Cornwell the allegation of Cornwell, that he had been obliged to take goods from the store of...
The returns of Medicine wanted for the Brigade under your command were im forwarded sent immediately to the S of War, but no answ and the forwarding of a supply without delay urged in strong terms. No answer has, however, been received. I requested you to point out art a few articles of pressing necessity in order that they might be procured, and forwarded from this place— This does not appear...
I have the honor of inclosing You a Copy of a letter & certain regulations transmitted to the late Secy at War Jas. McHenry Esqr by the Quarter Master Genl. John Wilkins Jr Esqr. This plan has been thought proper for many reasons. accounts have been partially allowed ever since there was any Army but there have still been objections made on account of no regular system being established by the...