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Lieutenant Muhlenberg has been directed to proceed with the company of Captain Bruff from Baltimore to Norfolk. This officer, in a letter of the twenty seventh inst. represents mentions to me that the men are destitute of woolen overalls I have therefore to request that you will furnish to Baltimore a supply for a full company You will therefore be pleased to furnish with as soon as possible...
I have received your letter of the 10th. inst & feel myself much am obliged by your attention to your my request. I — I would just remark of on the return, which was inclosed, of Cloathing &c furnished, that the 10th. Regiment seems to have been supplied with nearly its full complement while some others whose progress in recruiting is equal or nearly so, seem in some instances articles quite...
I wrote to you some time since requesting a supply of Marquieus and Tents for myself and the Adjutant General with our suites. It is my intention to set out for the camp at Scotch Plains on Monday next, and I could wish that the tents & Marquieues might be there or at Elizabeth Town by that time. They will be addressed, in either case, to the D Q M General. Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y....
Your letter of the first instant has been delivered to me— I did not receive the letter of Col. Bentley as a complaint, but merely in the light of information; and it was with that view that I transmitted the extract. Your explanation of the matter is perfectly satisfactory—As however it is proper right, and tends to security that invoice s should attend parcels of Clothing to the ir final...
Captain Bishop has been directed to march with his company of Artillerists and Engineers from Winchester in Virginia to Bristol in Pennsylvania— (He will take the route of by Martinsburg, Hagars Town in Maryland, York Town and Maryland Lancaster in Pennsylvania. At these The Contractors at these places have been directed instructed, to furnish him with the necessary assistance)—He has been...
As I expect to be a good deal with the troops this spring it is necessary that I should be supplied with the following articles for myself and Suite. 1 large dining Markee, 1 small Lodging Markee, 2 Horsemen’s Tents, and 2 Common Tents. The Adjutant General who will accompany me will likewise have occasion for one large Markee for business, the small lodging Markee, two Horsemen’s tents and...
Enclosed is a Copy of a letter from Capt. Williamson, the Deputy Paymaster General in this district. The Situation of the troops to which he alludes, is extremely uncomfortable, and I cannot but regret that no notice should have been taken of an application made so long since as the first of April—You will give information without delay whether there is a supply of Cloathing on hand, and, if...
Your letter of the 25 of May, with the return to which it refers as inclosed, have been received. In the scheme proposed by me (till a Hospital Department shall be organised) it is contemplated Until there shall be a complete organisation I know of nothing better to be done than to commit the Military Stores to the Regimental Quarter-Masters and the Hospital Supplies to the Regimental...
The following is an extract of a letter from Major Rivardi dated the 8th. May instant— “I am in daily expectation of the troops and Officers from Detroit, & hope they will bring Cloathing with them for the Infantry several men being destute of it.” Not Having very good information of the State of that affair, no exact account of the supplies that have been sent to that place—I send you the...
I send you for your information An extract from Col Parkers letter of the sixth of this month. “A considerable number of our men are entirely without waistcoats of any kind, and all the coats are expended. These articles with woolen overalls are much wanted.” I must request urge your immediate attention to this point—You have heretofore been requested, I believe, to forward to the a supply of...
Lt. Fergus of the Artillery is at Wilmington in North Carolina, and has under his command twenty six non Commissioned Officers and privates. They are in great want of Clothing, and I request that you will immediately take the necessar measures for having them supplied— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
You will — send to Harper’s ferry, subject to the orders of General Pinckney, a supply quantity of fixed ammunition equal to a supply field supply of four four pounders, and a regiment of Infantry. You will also send to the Union — Brigade, subject to the order of Col. Smith a quantity of fixed ammunition equal to a field supply of two six pounders and a battallion of Infantry. The same...
I have received your letter of the eigth instant. I did not intend that you should wait for the order of Major Freeman, but, merely, that you should send the Clothing to some person to be delivered to the order of that Officer. No directions have been given to the Regimental Pay Masters with respect to the delivery of Clothing—I would thank you to give me for your ideas on the subject, and I...
I send for your information an extract from Col. Parker lett er of the nineteenth of this month. “When I enclosed to you returns of the Clothing, arms &c that had been received for my regiment I omitted to mention to you that the knapsacks had no division in them.” It appears to me to be very material essential that there should be a division in the knapsacks between the place for provisions,...
I have received your letter of the thirteenth instant. It appears to me that four pair of shoes are quite few enough not more than sufficient for the year taking into view active service, and that these ought to be of good quality. I do not think, therefore, that it would be proper to substitute three in the place of four. The quality and workmanship of the shoes ought to be as good as — but...
I have just received your letter of the eleventh instant— Captain Brock commands the detachment which was formerly commanded by Major Bradley. It consists, according to the last return, of two hundred and forty nine men, and the requisition did of Clothing did not appear to me to apply merely to his particular company, but to embrace the whole detachment. You will now be able to judge whether...
Col. Read in a letter of the fifteenth of December, informs me that no woolen overa lls have been received for the use of his regiment—I take it for granted that supplies have been forwarded before this—You will be pleased to inform me how the thing matter stands. ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have to request that you will take immediate measures for the purpose of forwarding to one hundred Rounds of ammunition to each of the Twelve Additional regiments. From the progress they have made On recruiting this has become necessary for the purpose of guards. With great consn I am, Sir ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have just received a Copy of a letter from Colonel Hamtramck to General Wilkinson, containing the enclosed paragraph. Col: Stevens is, at present, absent from this City, but, I presume, he has communicated the matter to you. I would thank you to inform me whether this has been done, and what measures have been taken in the case. It is very unpleasant that execution of requisitions of this...
Col. Taylor informs mentions to me that the medical chests which have been sent for the use of his regiment are without keys, and that in consequence of this no benefit has been derived from them. I have to request that you will furnish keys and Colo for the these chests, and also a Pair of Colours for each regiment. With Consideration I am Sir ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How,...
I request that you will with the — send me a return of the articles of Cloathing in Store and a similar return weekly that I — as a guide in conducting the recruiting service. With consideration I am Sir Yr Obed Sr— ( ADf , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have ju received your letter of the twenty third of this month—The Epaulettes of the Non Commissioned Officers of the Cavalry are to be yellow ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Inclosed is a return of Articles of Cloathing wanted at Fort Wolcott for immediate use. I request that they may be forwarded without delay, and that You will inform me accordingly— It is desirable that the companies which will be stationed at the several garrisons should be provided with tents for summer use. This will conduce to habits necessary in the field and to the health of the Soldiery....
A recruiting party was, some time since, established under at Salisbury in N Carolina under the direction of Captain Bird It appears from the representations that have been made to me that this party is to destitute of the service has not proceeded from the want of Clothing. You will therefore have a sufficient quantity forwarded for a complete company—This is to be in addition to the Clothing...
You can in I have received your letter of the twenty sixth instt. You can inform the Contractor that the new Artillery coats may be made in the same way with the coat that which is now heretofore worn. Yellow buttons will be substituted in the place of white which was directed by the new arrangement. A model of the Cavalry coats will be furnished shortly—I have heretofore expressed to you my...
Colonel Hamtramck in his letter of the nineteenth of September, informs me that a quantity of medicine and Hospital stores have been sent for Fort Defiance, and that there is no such post in existence. He likewise informs me that Eleven Hogsheads of Clothing were received last fall at Detroit which were unaccompanied with an Invoice. With great considn— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y....
Captain Bishop, in his letter of the twenty fifth instant, informs me that he has arrived at Bristol, and that his men are still in want of Clothing. I have directed him to send to you the requisite returns, and you will be pleased to supply him with any articles of which he may Stand in need. His party consists of about eighty two men. I have directed him to divide this party into two...
You will be pleased to send As speedily as possible to the western Country clothing for three full companies of Infantry. Let them be addressed to the order of the Assistant Pay master General Captain Vance. The Companies are in the first, second and third regiments. It is of importance that the Clothing should arrive at Pittsbu rg this fall. With great conn ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas...
I inclose you the return of Military Stores viz. at Fort Niagara and request that you will immediately forward a compleat supply of the Articles stated to be wanted ( Df , in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I enclose to you lists of Articles furnished by Col. Parker to Captain Bishop’s Company. I request you to take immediate measures for replacing to Col. Parker the articles thus furnished. Let your charge be made agt. the company of Captain Bishop. Captain McRea of the second regiment of Artillerists and Engineers is recruiting at Alexandria in Virginia. He writes to me that he is destitute of...