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Newport [ Rhode Island ] July 2, 1800 . Encloses bill for repair of barracks at Salem. ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Jackson, a major in the Second Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers, was in command of the troops stationed at Newport. This letter was incorrectly addressed to H as inspector general of the Army, a position he no longer held. See H to Ebenezer Stevens, July 1,...
There are a number of French prisioners at Providence, which were formaly Guarded by the Infantry. since the General Order, for the recruiting parties to join their resecptive Corps—a Detachment of Artillery from Capt. Stoddard’s Company at this place have Guarded them, by desire of the Marshall of this District. I wish this Detachment may be reliaved by one from the Infantry—as the Garrison...
Yours of the 28th. ultimo has been duly received. The construction you put upon my letter was right, altho’ not explicitly conveyed to you. I wish to establish a uniform system in my Battalion—and for this purpose I wish the Soldiers to wear black half Gaters and to have black feathers with a red top and for the Music a red feather with a black top—these will I think add very much to the...
I acknowledge the receipt of yours of the 4th. instant giving leave for Lieut Levingston to remain for a short time at New York—also have received yours of the 13th. inst. The Troops here draw provision twice in a week—the last word was left out in Copying my order, that I sent to you on that subject—they are explicit to the Contractor—that one half fresh—& one 1/4 salt pork—and one 1/4 salt...
I have received your favour of the 1st inst. respecting double rations, also two of the 3d one favouring me with your opinion on the proceedings of a Garrison Court Martial; the other enclosing a Certificate that Elihue Eggleston Jur. a Soldier in the 2d Regt. of Artills. & Engineers was an apprentice to Messr. Jones & Tuttle—all which shall be complyed with according to your direction. I also...
I have received yours of the 19th. and 25th. February. I enclose you a letter received from Capt. Stoddard and Capt. Henry, which they wish me to communicate, and a copy of my orders on the Agent to the Contractor at this place, which he informs me shall be complied with, and the article of Vinegar be delivered, till he hears from the Contractors: however if the General orders of last year is...
Lieut. Levingston, being on the sick list, I have given him leave to proceed to New York to consult his old Physician, and he wishes to obtain your consent to tarry untill, his recovery to health. Your granting him this request will not injur the service much, as there is two Officers with the Company at Fort Adams. Sir, I remain your huml. Servant. ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I send you a Copy of a letter from Wm. Simmons Esq. Accountant Office—directed to me at Boston—which I have this day received, wherein he considers me not as a permanent Commandant, nor entitled to my extra Rations. Sir, I am sorry to trouble you on this occasion, but as this lays me under a double embarrassment, by not having Quarters provided for me by Government on the Garrison, and the...
I take the liberty of enclosing you the proceedings of a Garrison Court Martial held at Fort Independance by my order that Capt. Gates was President; and as I entertain doubts relative to The approval of the two sentences, I beg leave to solicit your opinion on both cases. James Burrows was charged with sleeping on his post; which by the 13 Sectn. and 6 artl. of the rules of War, constitutes a...
By the enclosed you will perceive, that Lt. Williams is desirous of a furlough. There are a sufficient number of Officers on the Garrison to do the duty this winter, and therefore I can have no objection. In consequence of the death of a relation, he has a considerable property left him, which demands his attention. A furlough would be really a favor to him. Lt. Williams is afflicted with...
A Mr Hinshaw has been here and informed me that he is the Contractor for the Year 1800 I have accordingly ordered the troops to draw their Rations of him or from his Agent at this place, which I find does not give General satisfaction—however I wish your influence when there is a new Contractor, that the Commanding officers may be informed & supplied with the purport of its contents. Sir I am,...
I have received your letter of the 8th. Jany. and feel reconsiled to the information of its contents—In my letter of the 21st. instant I mentioned, that Doctor Tillinghast a Surgeons Mate in my Battalion had recently resigned, at the same time recommending, Doctor Water Hunewill, as a proper person to fill the vacancy. At that time it did not occur to me, that Doctor Oliver Hubbard attached to...
I enclose you a copy of a letter from the Surgeons Mate, in this place to me, and as there is several Sold now sick. I have desired him to tarry untill there is another appointed, and sent in his place, which he declines, and I expect he will leave the service as soon as he receives his resignation. I wish there may be another ordered for this place as soon as possible, as it will be attended...
Enclosed you have my Monthly, and my Recruiting Return. I have settled my Recruiting accounts at the War office, with directions not to call on the Pay Master General at present for more cash for that purpose, which was some time past and which has in some part put a st o op to the Recruiting service in the Artillery. The officers have in some instances advanced the bounty rather then not...
Captain Amos Stoddard has a desire to send Lieut. Leonard Williams on the recruiting service to Vermont this Winter. If this meets with your approbation, and the one thing neadful can be obtained, it will accommodate the above. And oblige your humble Servant. Since writing you the above I have received a letter from Capt. Lemuel Gates encloseing me the bill that has not been allowed—I now...
Newport [ Rhode Island ] December 12, 1799 . “… I enclose you a copy of Major Jonathan Waldos letter to me & his bill of the repairs of the Barracks at Salem, which repairs I should have ordered done by my own Artificers, had they not been engaged at that time at Fort Wolcott, New Port. For the expenditure I expected to have given an order on the Agent or Contractor at Boston for payments;...
I have received your circular letter of the 5th. Inst. respecting expeneturs which I shall communicate to the officers. I arrived at my Quarters here the 13th. Inst. Major Louis Tousard left here the 14 for New York; also informs me he has given you information respecting the delay of Capt. Littlefield and Company. The Stores wanted is not arrived as yet ; nor the winter clothing which is very...
I have received yours of the 23rd. Ulto., and am unable to answer it in full untill I receive information from Newport. I sent your orders of the 6th. October to Newport the 10th. to Major L. Tousard and Capt. William Littlefield, and I wrote a letter to Capt. Amos Stoddard who marched the 9th. from Fort Independence for Newport, and gave directions that if he should be detained by bad...
I have received your letter of the 6 Octr. enclosing one to Major Tousard—respecting the removal of Capt. Littlefield’s Company—which I have heretofore received, & acknowledged the receipt thereof the 11th. Inst. which Orders I immediatly communicated to Major Tousard & Capt. Littlefield. However I have again transmitted a Copy of them to Major Tousard. Capt. Stoddard & Company, marched from...
I have received your letter of the 1st. of October and shall always feel myself happy in complying with your Orders. Also yours of the 6th. Inst. and have sent a Copy to Major Tousard who is arrived at Newport also given directions to Captain Littlefield & Company to be conveyed immediately to Fort Jay, and when he arrives to give you information. Captain Stoddard’s Company has had a long...
I have received a Copy of a letter from you to Majr Tousard disolving questions in points of Military duty arrising between him and Capt Wm. Littlefield and your opinion and orders on the same. I think the Quarantine Laws refered to by Capt. Littlefield, must have some reference to my orders, which I made Major Tousard acquainted with before I issued them at Newport—and for this reason I...
I have received your letters of the 23d and 27th. Instant. I have given directions to have the Artillerists & Engineers, proportioned to the Companies, and the Companies to their Respective Stations accordingly. The Barracks in this place may accommodate Ten Officers, and One hundred and thirty two Soldiers, (exclusive of the Artillerists & Engineers that are now here ) they will want some...
I have this day received your letter of the 5th. Instant, and shall immediately send to the different Contractors, to comply with its contents. I find a difficulty subsisting, in my mind of the arrangement of my Battalion, to the different Garrisons, which Major Tousard and myself sent you from Newport; a nother Copy of which, I enclose you: If Captain Decius Wadsworth’s Company, is to...
I have received yours of the 1st of July— The departments of the Navy shall all be seperate, from that of the Garrison— I will give orders according to your directions, respecting the Hospitals—I think there will be wanted a similar Hospital, & Laboratory at Newport, as at Castle William. You will see by my former Returns, there were four old Barraks, within the Works, which were all to be...
Enclosed I send you the arrangement for the Hospital at Castle William, of which I have consulted Mr. Stephen Higginson Esqr., and find the other Building hereafter mentioned, may be spared for the use of the Navy. The upper part of the Goal, may be occupied as a Sail loft; it is seperated from the Prisoners, and is 60 by 40 feet. the Sellar underneath for Stores, is 30 by 16 feet, and 5 feet...
I think the above letter sho u ld have been directed to you, and sent to my care to be forwarded on by me, and for the future I shall give such directions, unless they are countermanded by you. The proceedings of the Court Martial shall not be divulged, untill they shall have had your approbation and orders. I take the Liberty to suggest to you that Jacob Gurney is a Native of Massachusetts,...
I this day received your Letter of the 22d June and shall be happy in closing my recruiting accounts with the gentleman you shall name I wish at the same time the recruiting officers that have received money from me may be settled with. My books by mistake were left at my old Quarters which prevents me from stating to you precisely what money remains in my hands— I could wish Sir for your...
I received your letter of the 5th June & its inclosures—Your Orders I shall strictly comply with also yours of the 14th inst. and in answer to it with its contents I have with pleasure given directions to Capt A. Stoddard, to name the Fort at Portland Sumner the fourth of July next The Soldiers have received their pay, and I think would have received it sooner had not the muster Roles been...
Sinse writing the within I have receivd. yours of 21st. inclosing a letter from the seceratory of war. The Clothing is now arived I wish that Lieut. George Washington Duncon may be appointed a pay Master I think him Faithfull and trusty to fill that office. I also wish to give up my vouchers and have my recruiting account settled with all the officers I am informed by Lt Duncon he wishes to...
Castle William [ Boston ] June 6, 1799 . “… I find Capt. Lemuel Gates Company has upwards twenty Men distitute of cloathing and some of them have been so about four months. Capt Gates informs me that he has wrote several times on the subject, has had fair promises, but that those promises are not yet complied with. I find the Cloathing for the Infantry is ready, and in the mean time the...
Inclosed is my Monthly return for April. I am now at this place with the Men and Artificers, making some small arrangements of the old Barracks, and seeing to the discipline of the Troops. As another Commissioned Officer is wanted at this place I have desired Lieutt. Leonard Williams to remain here untill I receive further Orders. Corporal Jacob Gurney deserted from this place on the 23d. of...
Inclosed is a Return of Capt. Lemuel Gates ’ s Company, for the Month of March. I wrote you the 24th. February, Inclosing a Return of ordnance &c at Castle William; and on the 17th. of March Inclosed a rough draft of the Forts, at Marblehead, Salem & Cape Ann. Capt. Stoddard informs me he has received orders to transmit his monthly Return to you; the former Orders of the Secretary of War, are,...
Enclosed is my Monthly Return for Februy. also a plan of the Brick Block House at Marblehead, with the works: also a plan of the Works at Salem & Cape Ann. The Block house at Salem & Cape Ann, is similar to that I have enclosed you, only a little difference in size, and the partitions in the insides: There are two Magazines under each, upon the Same Constructions. I think, if the Roof of the...
Your letter of the 15th. I had the pleasure of receiveing the 22d. Instant, and I feel myself happy for the liberty of communicating my sentiments upon any subject That I think may add to the good of the service and my Country. In such a time, I feel myself agreeably imployed, and more especially so, when I know I must obey your orders. Enclosed is my Monthly return for January ’99 also a...