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I had the honor of Receiving your letter of the 24th ultimo together with one from your Aide De Camp Covering Acts & Regulations Respecting the military establishment which I shall duly attend to I herewith Inclose you the arrangement of The officers to the several Recruiting Rendezvous & have subjoined the appointments of the Staff. They are Gentlemen Who I Believe will fill their Respective...
I did myself the honor to write to you some time ago Stating to you that Mr Davidson A Merchant in Winchester had been so obliging as to make some advances to Capt Bishops Company without which It woud have been almost Impracticable for them to have marched Mr Davidson has sent on proper Vouchers for the advances he had made but has lately understood that the Comp a ny has been paid off...
I now Inclose you a list of articles furnished to Capt Bishops Company. I am sorry that the measure did not meet your entire approbation But I am well convinced: that he coud not have marched with them— If the weather Continues favourable I hope to be able to get my Regiment nearly coverd this week—I am using every exertion in my power to provide the necessary materials for the other Troops...
I have written to you several letters on a Variety of Subjects in which I thought the public Service was Interested But I Imagene the Subjects may have been thought too unimportant to attend to or your answer must have miscarried as I have not heard from you by the Two last mails— I have procured loans of money for several of my officers whose situations woud not permit them to Continue the...
Winchester [ Virginia ] September 16, 1799 . “… I Really think that a Supply of money for the Troops is absolutely Essential. Many of the Soldiers are Becomeing Verry uneasy & Restless having been informed by the enemies to Government that they are to Receive no pay, and the Report Rediculous as It may appear gains Credit; especially as the officers have no money to advance them to Remove...
Winchester [ Virginia ] July 24, 1799 . “I have received your letter of the 12th Instant. Since the date of my last letter the Residue of the cloathing mentioned in yours have come to hand. we are much in want of the Horsemans Tents for the officers & I will thank you to Request of the S of war to order a Marque for my use as the one sent from Shepherds Town is not fit for Service.… Majr...
I have Received your letter of the 14th Instant & have now Inclosed to you a list of the officers of the 8th Regt in which we have made some alterations Altho I had strong Reasons to Believe that Mr Little woud be appointed to fill the Vacancy of Jno C Williams I did not Give him any such assurance, & he has only to Condemn himself for the expence he has been at In — to enter into Service I...
I neglected in the Inclosed to mention to you my wish that a Genl Court Martial shoud be ordered for the Trial of the Two Deserters that I mentioned to you in a former letter they are still in Irons with the Greatest Respect I am Sir your Obdt Servt ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have Received yours of the 24th & 28th ultimo; previous to which I had Received an assurance from the Paymaster General that the money for the pay & Subsistance of the Troops woud be Immediately sent on. I Imagine it may now be daily expected I Informed you in a former letter that we had Received a Supply of Coats & overalls these will for the present make us Quite Comfortable as soon as...
since I had the honor of writing you a few days age, I have learnt that the State had been previously laid off into districts for Recruiting & that Contracts had been ordered to be made at the several Rendezvous for the Subsistance of the Recruits. I mentioned to you in my last letter that I conceived It would be necessary to make some alterations in the Rendesvous & expressed my Reasons in...
early in April last I Received a letter from Genl Lee Informing me that you had Requested him to Assist in laying off the State of Virginia into Recruiting districts & desiring that I woud wait on him for that purpose In the execution of this duty I had to Ride 350 miles & have made it a charge in my — of Travelling expences &C But my paymaster informs me that the paymaster Genl thinks a...
Soon after I wrote to you Respecting an apprentice that had been enlisted by Capt Bishop, His master applied to Mr White one of the Judges of the General Court of this State; who has Released him from his engagement with Captain Bishop His Reasons for doing so are detailed in a letter to me of the 14th Instant a Copy of which I now do myself the honor to Inclose I am extreamly anctious to Have...
Winchester [ Virginia ] June 30, 1799 . “… We have enlisted nearly Two hundred men for the 8th Regt many of whome are almost naked & extreamly dissatisfied with their Situations, as we were taught to believe that the cloathing would be ready to dress them as soon as they were enlisted. only a small Supply of Hats Shirts & Shoes have yet come to hand. I Beg Sir that you will exert your...
I have Received your letter of the 9th Inst Covering a list of the officers of the 2d Regt Except Lieut Little who does not appear on the List. I Imagene this must have arisen from mistake as mister Littles name is in the pay office & he has been Regularly mustered & done duty for Several months I am Requested by the Revd Mr Hill to Beg that you will Inform him through me whether it is...
I have got the Eagles for my Regiment made of pewter they are extreamly well finished but the man who made them says he shall be a loser unless some addition coud be allowed him by the public; tho he is perfectly willing to Abide by his Contract with me which was 3 Cents for each. As he is a Verry Industrious honest man I Coud wish that I may be permitted to add a Cent or even a half Cent to...
Inclosed is a letter from Colo Powell in favour of Mr Sylliman who wishes to enter into the Service of his Country The Character of Colo Powell is too well Known to you to require any comment from me I Informed you in my last that I Knew nothing of Mr Sylliman except from Report— The Vacancy of Jno C Williams is not yet filled. I did suppose from what you mentioned to me that Mr Robert Little...
Winchester [ Virginia ] October 6, 1799 . “… It is with the Utmost pain that I am again Compelled to ask for a Supply of money for the Troops. Many of the men who have been enlisted between five & six months have never Recd a Shilling of pay & only part of their Bounty & the arts & Insinuations of the Enemies to our administration has had such an Effect on the minds of many of them that I do...
I have received a letter from the Secretary of war refering me to you for Information Respecting the Code of military Instructions which Is to be observed in Raising and Diciplineing the Troops for Service I wish to have them as soon as Convenient that I may distribute them amongst the officers Mr Thomas Burk of Berkly county Is Verry Strongly Recommended to me as a Cadet. As It appears that...
Since I wrote to you on the 24th Instant & in a postscript of the 25 acknowledged the Receipt of your letters of the 12th & 15th. I have used the most unremitted endeavours to Get my Regiment Covered & to procure materials for the other Regiments in Case they should Come forward. I have left the Charge & the Business of Huting for a few days to my majors & am proceeding through the Country to...
Winchester [ Virginia ] July 17, 1799 . “… A partial Supply of Cloathing has at last arrived.… I Cannot help however Complaining of the Waistcoats that have been sent on one part of which—I mean the Backs—is absolutely Composed of Indifferent negro Cotton which is peculiarly disgusting to the Soldiery in this part of the Country.…” ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
when I Inclosed you Returns of the Cloathing Arms &c. that had been Received for my Regiment I omited to mention to you that the Knapsacks had no division in them whether It woud be adveisable to have the Soldiers Cloathing so nearly Connected With their Provisions I will leave you to determine If you Shoud think proper to order Divisions to be made Be pleased to empower me to have it done...
I yesterday had the honor to receive your letter of the 13th of April ordering me to Assign the officers to the different Sub Districts I had previously Received a letter from you to the same Effect & complied with your orders without delay an account of which I Transmitted to you by the last mail I coud wish to have the Vacancies occasioned by the appointments of the Regimental staff & by non...
Winchester [ Virginia ] October 10, 1799 . States that with the help of Tobias Lear he has selected ground for winter quarters for the Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Regiments. Adds that he “made this arrangement on a Supposition that the Troops are to Encamp in the same manner as During the Revolution war. If I am not Correct in my Ideas of the Business be pleased to Inform me.… as there is a...
Winchester [ Virginia ] August 24, 1799 . “… The want of Coats & Vests for the Soldiers & Subsistance money for the officers are Verry Great Bars to the Success of the Recruiting Service. Many of the officers who are upwards of one hundred & fifty miles from their friends & Connections are entirely destitute of money & have no means of Procuring any.… The arms that we have Received are so...
Captain Lightfoot has just Called on me with the Inclosed letters, which exactly corrispond with the Information I have received from other Sources Relative to the Unfavourable Situation of Stantoun at present as a Recruiting Rendezvous. I feel myself verry much at a loss How to act. But as Colo Thurston the Contractor has chearfully agreed to furnish Rations at Woodstock — as Captain Taylor...
Winchester [ Virginia ] June 14, 1799 . “… on examining the Hats that have been sent on I find they are destitute of Cockades and loops.… The Recruiting money has been Received & distributed there was only a Sufficiency sent on to Recruit forty four men to a Company at eight dollars ⅌ man. An additional Supply will be Immediately wanted as Several of the officers of my Regiment have been verry...
I have Received your letters of the 19th and 20th of September I take the liberty to Recommend Mr Thomas Burk & Joshua Tennison as Cadets as I Believe they are Equally Capable of performing the duties of that office to any who have been Recommended & have for several months past at their own Expence Rendered Verry Essential service to the Recruiting of the Regiment On the Subject of your...
I Shall be Glad to be Informed whether the Eagles for the Hats of the Private Soldiers are to be sent on or whether I may be permitted to have them made at this place. An Artist that I have conversed with on the subject Tells me that he Can afford to make them of pewter for 3 Cents but that Tin ones will Cost 9 & that he thinks that pewter will look much better When I distributed the...
I take the Liberty to Inclose Two letters of Recommendation in favour of Mr. Wm Hedgeman Thom I have no personal Acquaintance with the young Gentleman but from the Characters of the Gentlemen who have Recommended him I presume he woud make a Valuable officer As Genl Pinckney has not arrived I must Beg leave again to solicit you to have the Vacancies in my Regt filled as I am ancti ous to...
Winchester [ Virginia ] October 16, 1799 . “I had forwarded pay & muster Rolls up to the 30th of September & was consoling myself with the hope of a Speedy Supply of money; when the post of yesterday Brought to my pay master (Instead of money) a large Supply of Blank Returns. From the paymasters Communication I Know not when we may expect a Supply as he seems to think it necessary that the...
I have just Received the Inclosed letter from Majr Campbell which will Convince you that there is little probability of Recruiting men at charlotsville as Amherst courthouse is in the same District I have directed Majr Campbell to Remove Capt Chinn to that place untill I hear from you; provided supplies of provisions Can be obtained on as good Terms as at charlotsville. we are still without...
If proper persons have not been nominated to fill the Vacancies in my Regiment, I take the liberty of Recommending Mr David Meade Junr near Lexington in Kentuckey to fill one of them He is a young Gentleman of excellent character a firm friend to the American Government & a nephew of the Amiable & Worthy Colo Richard K Meade who I Believe is well Known to you & who I expect will write you on...
The Inclosed is my answer to your letter of the 23rd ultimo Yours of the 26th of March & the 13th. 15th. & 17th of the present month Came to hand yesterday and are now before me—I have called on the officers of my Regiment to meet me at this place on the 2nd day of the next month & shall proceed without delay to Carry your several orders into Effect— I expect there has been some mistake in...
Winchester [ Virginia ] October 19, 1799 . “… I shall march tomorrow but It is extreamly painfull to me to witness the Distress & Chagrin of the officers & Soldiers who have not money to discharge even the Claims of their washwomen.… a waggon arrived with a Supply of Coats Vests & Woolen overalls articles which were much wanted. In Concequence of my Request Mr Machee Superintendant of the...
I have this moment Received your letter of the 21st Instant Inclosed in one from the Commander in Chief. I Cannot Recollect any expression in my letter which I Conceived Coud induce you to Suppose that I meant to Build Barracks instead of Hutts. I think I Informed you that As there was not a Sufficiency of Timber on the public ground for Huting or Covering the whole of the Troops I had...
The land purchased for public use has lately Been Surveyed—It Contains one hundred & ninety Six Acres & 18 poles Amounting to Two Thousand one hundred & Seventy Two dollars & one third which money is made payable the first day of Jany next— I am Sorry to be Troublesome to you But I must Request you Sir to write to the proper authority & Request that the Contract that has been made may be...
I have Inclosed several Letters and Certificates in favour of Mr Thomas Burk I have so often given you my Sentiments Relative to this young Gentleman that I think It needless to say any thing more on the Subject. If Inspectors of Divisions are to be appointed I Beg leave to say something in favour of Major Campbell who wishes to Become a Candidate for that office I have Known him Intimately...
Inclosed are several letters of Recommendation in favour of Mr William King a young man who wishes to enter into the Service of his Country & who Bears a Verry Respectable Character & one that I Believe woud make a good officer In the Recruiting Instructions that have been forwarded; the Commanding officer of a Circle is ordered to Transmit to the Inspector Genl an account of all deserters, as...
I have Received Your letters of the 6th & 7th Instant I do not Believe that any officer under my Command has ever in the Presence of the soldiery intimated their opinions of the Badness of the Quality of any thing furnished them; nor have I ever heard a murmer from the Soldiers on the Subject I did Conceive myself that part of the Cloathing sent to my Regiment was of a Verry Indifferent...
In Concequence of the arrangements that I had previously made I arrived here the on the 22nd Instant & proceeded Immediately to Cuting timber for Huting the Troops on making an estimate of the Timber & Boards or plank that will be necessary for Covering the three Regiments, I find It will be Utterly Impracticable to procure a Sufficiency as the waters are too Low to procure it from the Upper...
A few days ago I received a letter from Genl Lee informing me that he had some communications to make to me relative to the Recruiting service I accordingly waited on him and only this morning received your letter of the 18th of February: this I trust will account in a Satisfactory manner for what might otherwise be looked on as a criminal neglect of duty— The General & myself immediately...
Winchester [ Virginia ] July 3, 1799 . “… Our Cloathing has not yet arrived which appears unaccountable as I am credably informed that the officers in maryland have received their proportions. My Duty has prevented me from making application in any other way than By letter. I trusted however that no preference would be given to personal applications that might be made by those who were nearer...
Winchester [ Virginia ] August 7, 1799 . “… I must Beg pardon for … urging a Remittance of money for the pay & Subsistence of the officers many of them are Really distressed for the want of It. I shall be obliged to you also to Inform me how they are to be paid for money advanced for postage of Letters Travelling expences and Stationary; the latter we are now supplied with by the Contractor ....
Winchester [ Virginia ] August 11, 1799 . “… Some of my officers are so distressed for money that I have been Obliged to procure a loan to enable them to go on with the Recruiting service. Their expences in continually Removing from post to post has entirely exhausted their Resources & I trust It will be Convenient at all events to send on at least their Subsistance & allowance for...
your letter of the 23rd Ultimo only came to hand yesterday I have in concequence thereof ordered a meeting of the officers that can be most expeditiously Assembled for the purpose of Electing a paymaster to the Regiment I shall also without delay Appoint a Quarter master & Adjutant & will by the next post Transmit you a list of all the appointments Major Morgan has Informed me that he shoud...
Winchester [ Virginia ] July 20, 1799 . “One Quere in my last letter you did not answer (to wit) whether an officer had permission to take his Slave into service and whether any or what Compensation would be allowed him. I observe in the Regulations for Straw & fuel; servants & Batmen not soldiers, are mentioned But I have seen no law that allows them either pay Cloathing or provisions. You...
Winchester [ Virginia ] August 25, 1799 . “Since I had the honor of writing to you yesterday a Supply of Cloathing & Horsemans Tents have come to hand which I am much pleased with. I am sorry however to find that there are no Jackets amongst them and only Eighty Coats. An additional Supply will be wanting verry soon as we are Tolerably Successfull in Recruiting.…” ALS , Hamilton Papers,...
It is a matter of doubt whether an officer can with propriety enlist an apprentice without the consent of his master as I forsee there will be many disputes on this Subject I will thank you for your opinion & Instructions I am anctious to have the Vacancies filled as soon as possable particularly as Capt Washington is left without a Subaltern If a Sufficient number of Candidates have not...
I had the honor of Receiving your two letters of the 17th & 22nd Instant & thank you for the Representation that you have made to the Secretary of War Relative to Messrs Meredith & Stephens. A doubt has arisen with some of my officers whether they are to Rank in the Regiment agreeable to the Numbers specified in the list sent to me Capt Henry is numberd 4 & Capt Taylor 5 But as Taylor was...
Winchester [ Virginia ] July 6, 1799 . “… Some of the officers wish to take their own Slaves as Servants & wish to be Informed whether any & what Compensation will be made for their Services.…” ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.