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Subalterns 3 John Jamison Lt or Ensign Frankfort William Murray Lewis recommends in general terms Inquire Isaac E Gano Thomas Tunstall constitution & firmly attached to Govern Sobriety courage & Gentlemanlike behaviour Thomas Love Thomas Todd, John M Scott, Willis Lee, Daniel Wisiger, Otho Beatty, Robert Alexander 4
Subalterns 9 James Church Springfield 24 years Shepherd } sprightly active—good stature S Lyman
lt Colonels Maryland John Carlisle Hartford County In Revolutionary Army 7 years Asks for Adjutant General vain letter J C Hall recommends Joseph Forman see below honor & courage Howard Hindman Loyed Lt Colonels Levin Handy Worster County
Majors John Vining commands a Company of Light Infantry provisional Captains Richard Dale handed in by Clayton Antifœderal 1 Samuel White young Lawyer Dover prudence & propriety Foederal good property G Read Basset integrity
[ Philadelphia, November–December, 1798 ]. A list of the names of one hundred and sixty-eight men from Virginia who were candidates for Army appointments together with short biographical sketches and comments based on information supplied largely by Southerners. This document has been calendared because Charles Cotesworth Pinckney wrote the major portion of it. H’s contribution consists of...
Connecticut Captains 1 Austin Nichols Fairfield County Writes ill Wm. Edmond good constitution single man & in prime of life education equal to place active enterprising & on the whole qualified } Not very strong
Tennessee Captains 2 Arthur Crozier Knoxville good letter Clayborne —a young man of respectable character good talents & was a Merchant 3 Nathan B Markland Knoxville Clayborne . possesses qualifications for a valuable Officer surveyor young man of amiable Character & good talents 6 Charles Porter Judge Anderson —recommends him as well qualified respectable connexion & unexceptionable character 1
Having been requested to relate all that I know of General Greene’s connection with the late John Banks and Company and to declare, how far interested he was in their speculations, and having acquired, in my professional line, a considerable knowledge of their affairs, I think myself bound to give the following information. In the summer or autumn of the year 1782, John Banks, and some other...
I received yesterday your favour of the 6th Instant. I have lately written pressingly to the Secretary of War on the subject of the Revd: Mr: Hill, and have enclosed him the oration he made commemorative of the military and civil virtues of our late Commander in Chief, as a Specimen of his talents. If you will permitt me, I will postpone communicating to him the contents of your letter, till...
Harpers Ferry [ Virginia ] February 8, 1800 . Introduces “Mr. Du Pont de Nemours … a gentleman of considerable talents, extensive knowledge, & unblemished integrity,” whom Pinckney had met in France. States: “He … intends to purchase Land for himself, Family & friends. I am apprehensive of his being taken in by some Land Jobbers, and if in your power, I would be obliged to you to give him...
The last post brought me your favours of the 14th: 17th:, 19th: & 20th: instant. I am busied in preparing for the reduction. Without I receive orders to the contrary by the next post, I shall direct the 10th: Regt: to march to Pennsylvania to be there disbanded; and the Ninth Regiment to Maryland, for the same purpose. Some expence will be by this means incurred, in Waggon Hire; but the very...
[ Charleston, South Carolina, March 3, 1796. On June 5, 1796, Pinckney wrote to Hamilton : “I wrote to you the 3d: of last March.” Letter not found. ]
I shall not expatiate on our great loss. Not a man in America has more severely felt it than myself. Lieut. Walbach presented me your Letter, I find him diligent & intelligent and well acquainted with Cavalry service. He will be of very important service to me. You may be assured we shall not be idle; but I doubt whether we shall be able to finish before the end of April for I do not expect...
Be so good as to inform me if your general orders relative to rank of the 9th: of last September are means to operate within a Regiment, or whether they are only intended to decide the rank when officers of different Regiments meet together. Till I hear your determination, I shall confine them to the latter construction, because I remember we took a great deal of pains to arrange the internal...
Your favour of the 29th: ultimo, reached me last post. The general orders of the 11th: of March were transmitted to the different Regiments within my command, the post immediately after I received them, which was not till near the end of that month. On the 10th: of April, Coll: Bentley of the 7th: Regt: acknowledged receipt of them, and on the 13th: of April, Major Henderson of the 10th:...
[ Charleston, South Carolina, March 5, 1803. On March 6, 1803, Pinckney wrote to Hamilton : “I wrote you a few lines yesterday.” Letter not found. ]
[ Charleston, South Carolina, March 30, 1793. Letter listed in dealer’s catalogue. Letter not found. ] ALS , sold by C. F. Libbie and Company, Boston, December 12, 1875, Item 537. Pinckney, a leading South Carolina Federalist and lawyer, had been a member of the South Carolina Provincial Assembly, a brigade commander and aide to George Washington during the American Revolution, a member of the...
In pursuance of your general orders of the 28th: of March, I have designated Major William D. Beall of the 9th: Regiment, to act as Deputy Adjutant General. This is the officer I recommended to you by the last post, to be Deputy Inspector-General; when you know him, I am convinced you will be pleased with him. I shall postpone designating the other officers to receive the returns, till I am...
I have received a Letter from Governor Davis mentioning that the recruiting money had been received for the 6th. Regiment, but they could not proceed to recruit for want of cloaths. I am just informed that some cloathing for the 5th. Regiment has arrived here, but I have not yet heard that any recruiting money for that Regiment has been remitted. I wrote to you on the 12th. instant relative to...
I wrote you a few lines yesterday, and sent you some water melon seeds & musk melon seeds by the brig Charleston packett Samuel Wasson master which sails this morning. I intend sending you some more by the Sloop Industry Capt: Mattocks who will sail on tuesday next. I formerly sent some to Mrs: Washington at Mount Vernon; but she told me they did not answer so well as some she got in the...
By the Newspapers which arrived the last post, we are informed of your return to New York. I have therefore requested Lieutt: Walbach to take charge of such part of the Cavalry regulations as we had compiled, and to carry them to you, agreably to your desire, at New York. He will set out in about a week. The only part finished is what relates to the training the horses, and to Military...
Your favour of the 26th. ultimo did not reach me till last Evening. I should have the greatest pleasure in meeting you at Trenton for the purpose you mention; but Mrs: Pinckney’s health & very depressed spirits will not permitt me to quit her at present, and it is impossible for her in her actual situation to accompany me there. She is certainly better since her arrival at this place, but the...
The exchange meditated of the officers by Genl: Wilkinson, I under stood the Secretary of War could not take place, as on inspection of their commissions, it could not be made on terms of equality. The Secretary has ordered me “to incorporate into the Fourth Regiment the officers and men belonging to the Third. To march the Recruits under Major Bradley (I suppose under Captn: Brock as Major...
[ Charleston, South Carolina, September 6, 1792. On October 10, 1792, Hamilton wrote to Pinckney : “I duly received your letter of the 6th of September.” Letter not found. ] Pinckney was at this time practicing law in Charleston, South Carolina.
I beg leave to recommend to your attention the Bearer of this Letter Mr: Benjamin Huger, a Gentleman of family & fortune in this State; he is the Son of Major Huger who unfortunately fell at the lines of Charleston in 1779, & the Eldest Brother of the Mr: Huger who was imprisoned by the Austrians for attempting the rescue of the brave Marquis la Fayette. He intends to travel with his Lady this...
I am obliged to you for your favour of the 6th: instant, which enclosed me the duplicate of yours of the 13th: of August: neither the original of that, nor the Recruiting Instructions, have come to hand; but as I expect they will be forwarded to me from Charleston by the first ship, I will not trouble you for a copy of them without I find they have miscarried. I return you many thanks for the...
I understand it to be the intention immediately to complete the Fourth Regiment which you command, to the full peace establishment of six hundred privates, and the regulated number of Sergeants, Corporals, & Musicians. As one of the Battallions is to be stationed on the Georgia Frontier, and the other in Tennessee, the following arrangement of the officers will for the present be observed. For...
I arrived at this place this afternoon from Rhode Island, via Paulus Hook. Mrs: Pinckney has sustained the fatigue of her Voyage & Journey better than I expected. She is however much tired, & I shall not be able to leave her tomorrow; but I trust she will be so much recovered as to enable me to pay my respects to you on sunday. If that should not be the case, I will wait upon you the first day...
[ January 17, 1799. On March 7, 1799, Hamilton wrote to Pinckney : “I duly received… Your letter of the 17th of January.” Letter not found. ]
My Brother is desirous that his son who in the late Army was one of my Aids should qualify himself for the profession of the Law: for this purpose he has been some time studying with Mr: De Saussure of this State. Our City has been for several years past fatal to many strangers who have attempted to spend their summer in it; my nephew has not been here in that season since his return from...