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I enclose you a copy of a letter from Captain Gates dated Castle William Feby. 13th 1799 I have the honor to be with great respect your most Obd Hb St ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Lemuel Gates to McHenry, February 13, 1799 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On verso of the LS from James McHenry, H wrote a draft of his reply: "Wrote to Secy. The letter...
[ Philadelphia, July 8, 1799. On July 9, 1799, Hamilton wrote to McHenry : “I have the honor to acknowlege the Receipt of your letter of yesterday with the list of some new appointments, in the 7th 8 & 9 Regts.” Letter not found. ]
I have the honor to enclose you a Copy of a Contract entered into by Elijah and Simon House for ye supply of rations in ye. State of Connecticut— I am Sir Your obed Servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Army contract with Elijah and Simon House, October 4, 1799 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). A note on the cover of the LS from James McHenry reads:...
The enclosed papers are transmitted for your information—vizt Extract of a letter from Governor St Clair, dated 12 Augt 1799. Copy of Indian information to Capt Mclean of the British at Amherstburgh dated 19 July 1799. Copy of a letter from Govr. St Clair to the Chiefs of the Shawanese at the Ottawa Towns—1 Augt. 1799— I am with great respect Sir Your obedt Servant ( LS , letterpress copy,...
I have received your letter of the 16 instant enclosing the Commission of Captain Erasmus Babbet. You will be pleased to inform him that his resignation is accepted and that his pay and emoluments will cease on the 15: May next— I am Sir with great Respect Your obed Servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I enclose to you an appointment for Pearson Titcomb as a Cadet in the Second regiment of Artillerists and Engineers, He is at present attached to Captain Lemuel Gates’s Company at Castle William near Boston. You will be pleased to forward this appointment to the proper Officer with directions to have it delivered to Mr. Titcomb I am Sir with great respect Your obedient servant ( LS , Hamilton...
[ Philadelphia Trenton , August 5, 1798. On this date McHenry wrote to Hamilton “asking for a list of officers from the southern states and stating that Wolcott holds back the order for clothing.” Letter not found. ] Steiner, James McHenry Bernard C. Steiner, The Life and Correspondence of James McHenry (Cleveland, 1907). , 321.
Enclosed is the list of the Officers of the four regiments of Infantry which was omitted to be sent in my letter of Yesterday. I am Sir   with great respect   Your obed Servant. LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. In the Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress, is the final list of the officers of the first four regiments of infantry arranged by relative rank with a column of “Remarks”...
Doctor Samuel Osborne having requested a Copy of the proceedings of the Court Martial held on his case, I have to request that you would as soon as it can be spared transmit me the same, that I may furnish him therewith—or cause him to be furnished with a copy. I am Sir Your obed servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
[ Philadelphia Trenton , August 6, 1798. On this date McHenry wrote to Hamilton “stating that he is indisposed and feverish, and told of the rejection of the nomination of W. S. Smith as adjutant general, and of the need that the appointments should be hastened.” Letter not found. ] Executive Journal , I Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate (Washington, 1828), I. , 292, 293....
I enclose you a letter just received from Lt. Jas. Ryan of the 3d. Regiment of Infantry—On the 25. Nov. last I wrote you and enclosed you a letter from that Gentleman— I am Sir W. great respect Your obed servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing James Ryan to McHenry, December 29, 1799 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
[ Philadelphia, August 16, 1799. On August 21, 1799, Hamilton wrote to McHenry : “Your letter of the 16 instant respecting Cloathing for the Western Army did not reach me till yesterday.” Letter not found. ]
I transmit a Letter from a Soldier at Fort Sumner soliciting his Discharge from the Service. You will be pleased to take such Order upon it, as it may require. I have the Honour to be Sir, Your most obedt Servt. ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I received your letter of yesterday this morning at 5 o’clock. mr wolcott will send instructions by the express to secure the powder provisionally for the public. We do not absolutely want the article, and could go on for some time without it. I think it right however that it should not leave the country. Yours affectionately ADf , James McHenry Papers, Library of Congress. Letter not found....
I enclose you a letter from Mr James Steel, dated Randolph 5th March 1799 soliciting the discharge of Joseph Kneeland, for whom I —— discharge in order that you may take such measures in the business as you shall judge proper I have the honor to be with great respect, your most Obd Hb St ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing James Steel to McHenry, March 5, 1799 ( ALS ,...
I have received your letter of the 14 instant and have directed Clothing for a full company to be forwarded for Captain Jonathan Taylor by the route you mentioned—and Mr. Hodgdon has informed me that he will have it sent off without delay I am Sir with great respect Your obed humble servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LS , letterpress copy, James McHenry Papers, Library of...
War Department, April 9, 1799. Acknowledges receipt of Hamilton’s letter of April 8, 1799 . Has directed that “advanced pay” for officers be provided to the regimental paymasters. LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
Enclosed is a copy of a report received this morning from the Purveyor, relative to the quantity of Clothing, which, in his opinion, he will be able, under his arrangements, to turn weekly in to the public store &c &c I have the honor to be, with great respect your most Obdt Hb St ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have the honor to enclose you appointments for Joshua Tennison and Thomas Burk as Cadets in the eighth regiment of Infantry. They are the Gentlemen mentioned in your letter of the 12th. instant. and am with great respect Your obedient Servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LS , letterpress copy, James McHenry Papers, Library of Congress). A note on the cover reads: "Filed."
I enclose for your information a Copy of a letter to Col. Thomas Moore directing him to call a General Court Martial, the nature of the Charges against the Prisoners not admitting of delay— I am Sir Your obedt. Servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing McHenry to Thomas Lloyd Moore, April 1, 1799 ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Inclosed is a letter just recd. from Doctor Osborn touching the object of his arrest. With great respect I have the honour to be Sir your ot St ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Samuel Osborne to McHenry, January 29, 1799 ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress ).
I enclose you a petition that has been delivered to me this morning from a certain John Butler inlisted by Captain Matthew Henry soliciting his discharge. You will be pleased to take such order thereon as to you may appear proper— I am Sir with great respect Your obed Servant. ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Enclosed I transmit you a letter from Major Rivardi dated Niagara March the 4th and one from Ensign Andrew M Lusk dated Fredericksburg March 24th. the former of whom has been directed to correspond with you in future. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect Sir, your most Obd Hb St ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing John J. U. Rivardi to McHenry, March 4, 1799 (...
The Gentleman to whom the within letter is addressed was in March 1799. appointed a Second Lieutenant in the first regiment of Infantry. No information of his acceptance or non acceptance has been received at this Office. It appears that he was recommended by you and Mr. Egbert Benson. Be pleased to have this letter conveyed to him I am Sir Your obed servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Libary of...
I enclose for your information a copy of a letter from John Wilkins Junr Esqr. dated Pittsburg 19th April 1799 I have the honor to be, with great respect, Sir, your most Ob H S ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing John Wilkins, Jr., to McHenry, April 19, 1799 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
[ Philadelphia ] May 27, 1799 . “I have this moment recd. your letter of the 24th and several enclosures, among the latter a letter to Lt Col. Hamtramck which I return for your reperusal. You will recollect, that the troops in Tenessee and on the Georgia Frontier are within Genl Pinckney’s command. Your letter to Hamtramck extends his authority to the troops in Tenessee. Will you be pleased to...
I enclose you a copy of a letter, and request you will give such order respecting the matter of it, as you may think proper I have the Honour to be with great respect Sir Your Most Obedient Servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On the cover H’s instructions read: "Examine of what Regiment Lt. Alexander is & send the application, to the Col observing that if the fact be true the...
I enclose you an Extract of a letter from James Ryan dated Octr. 26. 1799—and Copy of a letter from Henry Piercy Capt: 8th. U.S. Regiment dated Novr. 7. 1799, that you may take such order relative thereto as you may think proper. I am Sir, with respect, Your obedt. servant, ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). H’s note on the cover reads: "Has not the relative rank of the persons...
I enclose you several returns from the officers of different recruiting parties viz, a return of the recruits of Captain Saml Eddens at Richmond to the 18th May. One of those under the command of Lt. Leybourne at Fort Green—one of those under Lt Deveaux I have the honor to be with great respect, your most Obt Hb St ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have received your letter of the 30th. Ultimo enclosing a letter from Captain Adrian Kissam resigning his commission in the Army. You will be pleased to notify Captain Kissam that his resignation has been accepted—and inform me of the time it should take effect that it may be entered in the books of the Office. Your information respecting Captain Kirklands rank shall be attended to— I have...
I have received your letter of the 15 instant with alterations and additions proposed to be made to the recruiting instructions. These have been considered, generally adopted, and with some further alterations will be put into the hands of a printer to day, and a sufficient number of Copies sent you as soon as they shall be printed. With great respect   I am Sir   Your obedient servant LS ,...
I have received your letter dated yesterday, requesting the whole Proceedings of the General Court Martial, on the trials of Captain Fry and Doctor Osborne, may be sent to you. The Proceedings are herein inclosed. I am Sir with great respect your obedt servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I enclose to your care a number of letters for General Wilkinson, which you will be pleased to deliver to him, in case he should arrive at your quarters, previously to your leaving the Army. I am Sir with great respect Your obedient servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have the honor to enclose for your information, copy of Instructions to Brigadier General Wilkinson dated the 22nd. March 1797, and copies of two letters, one dated the 2nd. August 1798, the other the 31st. January 1799. With great respect, I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedt. servant, ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LS , letterpress copy, James McHenry Papers, Library of...
The death of Doctor Lynch, having made a new appointment of Surgeon’s Mate to the Garrison at Fort Mifflin necessary, one has been accordingly appointed. Inclosed is a copy of my letter to the Commanding Officer of that Garrison upon the occasion. With great respect, I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedt. servant, ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing McHenry to Ebenezer...
The whole of the Clothing Arms Accoutrements &c. for the Sixteenth regiment of Infantry has been ordered to be forwarded to Colonel Ebenezer Stevens at New York—and I have directed him to have them transported to such place or places and in such portions as you may point out— I am Sir with great respect, Your obed servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
War Department August 12, 1799. “I transmit under cover to you for each of the Officers named in the enclosed list a Copy of the elements of fortification, and request that you would have the same forwarded to them respectively.…” LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. “Names of the Officers for whom the Elements of fortification have been transmitted to Major General Hamilton” (copy,...
I received your letter to General Wilkinson yesterday in time to go into the mail for Knoxville, Tennessee, from whence it will immediately pass to the General by express I have the honor to be with great respect, Sir Your most Obt Hb St ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I transmit for your information a copy of a letter from Major Tousard, dated New-Port 10th Feby 1799 I have the honor to be with great respect Your most Obd Hbl ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Lewis Tousard to McHenry, February 10, 1799 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). An endorsement on the cover of the LS from James McHenry reads: "answd. March 5. 1799."
I have the honour to inclose you copy of a letter this moment received from the Secry. of the Navy, by which it appears, that the Company of Artillery destined for Charlestown may be accommodated with a passage on the Frigate United States. I have the honour to be Sir your most ob St ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Benjamin Stoddert to McHenry, May 27, 1799 (copy,...
War Department, June 24, 1799. “I received this morning your letter of the 21st: Instant. The remarks you have offered relative to the Cavalry are deserving of attention, and the course you propose which combines a temporary saving, with immediate employment for the Officers in a mode conformable to the constitution of this kind of Troops will be considered. I shall inform you of the result. I...
I have received a letter from Doctor Samuel Osborne enclosing his Commission as Surgeons Mate in the Army of the United States. You will be pleased to inform Doctor Osborne if no circumstances exist to render it improper that his resignation is accepted and that his pay and emoluments ceased on the 9th. instant— I am Sir with great Respect Your obedient servant. ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library...
I have the honor to enclose you Copies of two Contracts entered into with Elias B Dayton for the supply of the Troops in the State of New Jersey—one of them for the remainder of the present year and the other for the year One thousand eight hundred— I am Sir with great respect Your obedient servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LS , letterpress copy, James McHenry Papers,...
Lieutenant Samuel W. Church of Captain Ashmuns Company in the fourteenth regiment of Infantry has requested permission to resign his Office and has presented circumstances which have induced to the granting of his request. You will be pleased to cause to be signified to him that his resignation is accepted and inform me of the date of the said Notification. I am Sir with great respect Your...
I transmit you herewith a number of Copies of the Contracts made with James O Hara for the supply of the Western posts and the posts on the Mississippi and the supplementary Contract fixing the Value of ye. small parts of the ration, and new places of issuing, which you will be pleased to have distributed in such manner as you may judge proper— I am Sir with great Respect your obed Servant (...
I find by letters this moment received from Vermont, that Lt. Leonard may be able, without assistance to march his men; or rather to take the proper care of them on their march; and that the inhabitants are very desirous they should be removed. From your orders it is likely they may have been marched, yet I should think it proper that the officers you have designated for the company should...
The enclosed is an extract of a letter from Mr. John Stockton who acted as Agent to form the Contracts in the State of Delaware. As a rendezvous is proposed by a Subaltern other than those you prescribed it will be proper it should receive your sanction before I can give any orders respecting it— I am Sir with great Respect Your obedient servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress),...
I enclose, for your consideration, a copy of a letter from Peleg Wadsworth Esqr. dated Portland April 19th. upon which you will please to give such directions as you shall deem proper I have the honor to be, with great respect, Sir, your most Obd Hb St ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Peleg Wadsworth to McHenry, April 19, 1799 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Having received information that a number of Cockades and Eagles have been received into the public store I this morning gave orders for a full supply to be forwarded for the Ninth Tenth Eleventh Twelfth and Sixteenth regiments, and shall immediately direct those for the other Regiments to be sent to them respectively— I am Sir with great respect Your obed. Servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers,...
I have just recd. yours of the 1st. I have calculated to be able to leave this on Wednesday, to examine the harbour of New York, and to with the aid of the best advice I can procure, determine what further works can be constructed out of the means that can be spared. Be kind enough to Tell Col. Stevens to have a pilot boat engaged and the proper apparatus ready to take depths and ascertain the...