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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...