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I have given the necessary order to Colo. Ogden to proceed to new york, and assist the Adjutant General in forming regulations for the Army, agreably to your Letter of the 7th. I hope your Letter to Lt. Vrooman, directed him to join the Regt. did I know the place of his residence, I would address him, we are much in want of officers to do the duties of the Camp, particularly as the long...
Yesterday I received a letter from Lt. Baldwin, wherein he states, that the present situation of his Health, obliges him to make a second application for a furlough, for such length of time, as may be thought sufficient, for the better recovery of his health, and refers me for further information, respecting the necessity of his making the application, to Doctor Douglass. I immediately...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter of the 3d. relative to a communication made by Lt. Dwight—agreable to your request I have made the necessary enquiry Inclosed is a Copy of my Letter to Lt. Le Roy Livingston and his original answer—both of which are respectfully submitted— I have the Honor to be—Sir, with great respect Your most Obedt. Humble Servt. ( ALS , Hamilton...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter of the 3d. inst. I have communicated with the Contractor on that part of its contents, which relates to his department—and I flatter myself I shall have no more grounds of complaint, if I have however, I shall not be silent. On the subject of the funeral expences—there is no other account to be presented, excepting the price of two...
[ Scotch Plains, New Jersey, December 28, 1799. On January 3, 1800, Hamilton wrote to Smith : “Your different letters of the 23rd 24th and 28th. of December have been delivered to me.” Letter of December 28 not found. ]
I have the pleasure to enclose a Letter from Doctr. Samuel Finley soliciting the acceptance of his resignation as Surgeon of the 12th. I advocated his appointment & felt myself obliged when he was complimented with it, I have calmly weight him in the balance, and to my great mortification, he kicks the beam I have alway’s had a friendship for him but I cannot indulge myself further on that...
I have the Honor to acknowledge the receipt of your favour of the 23d. this inst. by the hands of the Post Master of Brumswick—the Orders contained in it, of the 21st. shall be minutely attended to, and executed with the deepest solemnity. I did myself the honor of addressing you last night which Letters I sent per stage this morning at seven oClock to the New Ark post office, to which I beg...
I have the Honor to acknowledge the receipt of your orders of the 21st. relative to the funeral Ceremony, which is to take place at this Camp on Thursday next, agreeably to your orders I immediately dispatched an officer to The Ajutant Genl. who I doubt not arrived at new york before 10. oClock the last night—of course, I have reasons to expect, the necessary supply of field artillery, blank...
Sacred To The Memory of The Illustrious George Washington General of The Armies of The United States of America, Who paid the Great Debt of Nature, The 14th. of December, 1799. On Mount Vernon Sol occubuit, nox nulla sequitur. To Commemorate his virtues. To hand down to Posterity, The Great The dignified Character of Their Exalted Chief, The Commandant And Officers of the Union Brigade,
Union Brigade [ Scotch Plains, New Jersey ] December 23, 1799 . “In your Letter of the 17th. you mention your intention of retaining Capt Church with you, to this I cannot with propriety object, but I can with propriety say, the Regt. feel his loss, & I, particularly regret his absence, his pointed attention to duty, & his Gentlemanlike deportment has endeared him much to the Corps, I now see...
Union Brigade [ Scotch Plains, New Jersey ] December 23, 1799 . “… I have not seen the Contractor, for a fortnight. I suspect he does not like the rotundity of my Phiz. I have been much fretted by his supplies. I have of course several times refused them—& have for Some time past, made it the duty of the field officer of the day, regularly, to inspect the provisions on the day’s of Issue, and...
I have the Honor of presenting two Letters recommending Mr. Thos. Arrowsmith as a Lieut. in the 12th. Regt. the respectability of General Fred. Frelinghuysen’s name, and that of Jonan. Ford Morris, Brigadier General in this State—(new jersey) aided, by his personal appearance will I have no doubt, be a sufficient inducement to think favourably, of his pursuit—he is twenty one years of age,...
General Stevens informed me some day’s past, that you had diffinitively fixed the number of Boards, which were to be used in this Cantoonment, and that he had given directions to the Contractor to supply so many, & no more, In consequence of a call for boards for the officers Hutts, I sent the Brigade Qr Mr. to the Contractor last evening to know whether he had supplyed the number granted, he...
I take the liberty of recommending the Bearer Mr. Stevenson as the 2d. Cadet in the 12th. Regt. I once introduced him to you, wishing an appointment for him as a 2d. Lieut. the same reasons still operate in his favour, & I should be gratified if you will countenance his appointment—With great respect, I have the honor to be, Sir, Your most Obedt. Humble Sert. ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library...
I Submit to your perusal papers from No. 1. to No. 10 inclusive, relative to an unhandsome rencontrè which has taken place, between Lt. Richard Baldwin and Capt. Philip Courtlandt of the 12th. and in consequence of which, Capt. Courtlandt is under an arrest You will notice his solicitude on the question, and the delicacy of my particular Situation on the case—I wish to be indulged with your...
I have the pleasure to inform you, that the non Commissioned Officers and soldiers of this Brigade, are under cover, & the Cantoonment in a state, to shelter them, from the inclemency of the season, our supplies tho’ tardy in the first instance, have finally, enabled me with some exertion, to produce comfort, content and satisfaction to the Troops, they continue in harmony and perfect good...
The Bearer Mr. Nathaniel Baldwin is the young Gentleman who, some time past, I forwarded recommendation in favor of, from Poughkeepsie—he is so solicitous to enter the service, that he has resided with the regiment as a Voluntier for 3 weeks past, and proposed remaining with the Winter, his conduct has been perfectly correct, and is a promissing young man, he is the only one, I have yet made...
I have the satisfaction of informing you, we go on well, with our Hutts, the troops are industrious, the weather still fine, and we have now a great prospect of being comfortably under cover, let the storms come on, when the may, I speak however only relative to the soldiers, the officers can or ought to bear cold & storms better than the men they however, will also soon get sheltered, If I...
Union Camp [ Scotch Plains, New Jersey ] November 15, 1799 . “… Yesterday two french Gentlemen presented themselves here, requesting my permission to teach the back and small sword to the officers of the Brigade.… I felt myself very unpleasantly situated, but informed the Gentlemen, that the particular delicacy of existing questions between their Country and mine, rendered it totally...
I have the Honor to acknowledge the receipt of your very Confidential & not official Letter of the 9th. inst. I am paying every attention to its contents that will enable me, to answer you pretty fully in a few day’s, I shall be as minute and as explicit as the nature of the case will admit of, and write freely without favour or affection—having the good of my Country and the honor and dignity...
Your Letter of the 14th. has been delivered by Mr. Meridith of Brooklyn, who has come forward to give evidence in the case of Lt. Ladlie—he shall be properly intorduced to the Court, and all the papers relative to the affair, which you sent me, shall be delivered to morrow to the Judge advocate, who is Capt. White of the 11th— I am informed that the two Companies of Artillerists mentioned in...
I did myself the honor of addressing you last night, on the subject of materials for the Chimnies, and agreable to my arrangement had a sample load brought to camp by 12 oClock and have compleated a Contract for an immediate Supply, which will be delivered with every needful expedition, so that we shall go on smoothly untill the frost interferes—had I not been told of almost insurmountable...
On the 26th. of octr. I issued the following order—The Brigade Qr. Master will make immediate arrangements with the Contractor to have a sufficient quantity of Stone for the foundation of Chimnies, and bricks for the Chimnies in front of the line marked for the cantoonments of the 11th. 12th. & 13th. Regiments he will give the Contractor an estimate of the quantity requisite, who will without...
It would be of Service to the troops if some arrangements were made, that they might attend divine service on Sundays. The minister of this Parish is a firm good friend to Government, & the Army and preaches up the necessity of Supporting the one and accommodating the other. Finding the officers of the 11th. Regt. much disposed to visit their homes frequently I requested the Minister to give...
The General Court martial whereof Lt. Colo. Ogden is President, met agreably to interior orders on Monday last, I wrote to the assistant Adjt. General, that if Lt. Hoffman was to be brought before this Court, it would be necessary to order Lt. Wands from Poughkeepsie to attend the Court, and that there might be no delay, gave Mr. Ellery his address, enclosed is his answer— I would wish to know...
I have been honoured with your Letters of the 30th. ulto. and shall carry their contents into execution, I conclude that the Court martial will be formed by details from this Camp, & I shall give the orders accordingly, should it be contemplated to send any officers from other corps, they can take their stations on the Court upon their arrival—I have formed the Plan of the Hutts upon the...
The day after you Honoured this Camp with your presence, I was informed Capt. Patterson had presented to you, his Letter of resignation—noteing some anxiety fluttering on the Capts. mind; and being acquainted with Mrs. Pattersons solicitude, that the resignation should be accepted, I gave Capt Patterson leave of absence from this Camp, that he might reside in New York and attend to the...
I have digested and put on paper a plan for the Hutting of the 12th. 11th. & 13th. Regt. and am ready to carry it into execution—but I feel a great diffidence, in consequence of the unbounded thirst for gain, which is shewn by some, to make a little more out of the poor public, whom they appear to conceive fair plunder—You will do me a favour by ordering Genl Stevens, or some authorized...
Lieutenant Ladlie having a few days past placed himself within my command, I have arrested him agreeable to your orders, understanding that there is no probability of Captn. Landons being able to obey the orders I sent him, in consequence of Civil process, considering the particular situation of Lieut. Hoffman, and the situation of other questions within the sphere of my command, it is my duty...
Considering the disposition, military knowledge, and pointed attention of Capt. George W. Kirkland to the duties of his station—I should not do justice to his military merit, were I not to recommend him to your particular notice—Finding by the General principles relative to rank, as designated in the General orders of September the 9th. That the Relative Rank of officers, who have not been in...
Referring to my Letter of 12th. I have the Honor to inform you, that Colo. Ogden was with me yesterday, I find the necessary tools are not yet forwarded and the Land not yet paid for—in full confidence that every essential point, which rests with the executive departments of Government, will be carried promptly into effect, and that we shall be furnished without delay, I have ordered the 11th....
I have the Honor to inform you, that agreable to your orders of the 4th. inst. which unfortunately I did not receive untill the 8th. I struck my Camp at Rivellie Beating this morning, marched the Regt to Hunts point, embarked and landed safely at this Post, between six and eight this evening—the Camp is pitched & I shall remain untill monday morning finding the 11th. Regt. still at Elizabeth...
I have the honor of acknowledging the receipt of your Letter of the 4th. inst. relative to the Winter Quarters of the 11th. 12th. & 13th. Regts. I wrote yesterday to General Stevens & he is now here, I am making the necessary arrangements for the fulfilment of your orders—as I am not conscious that the good of the service will be promoted by my remaining, here, I shall give the necessary...
I have the honor of acknowledging the receipt of your Letter, relative to the Winter Quarters of the 12th. Regt. I submit to your consideration the propriety of calling all the recruiting Parties to the Regiment before it marches, that when we go to our grounds, sufficient arrangements, may be made, for the accommodation of the whole, and when they are once definitively fixed, such recruiting...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 27th. ulto. and of enclosing the original Letter of Capt. Kissam dated the 19th. of Septr. expressive of his wish to resign. I also inclose you the accounts of the Paymaster of the 12th. Regt. relative to the receipts and disbursement of the several sums of money forwarded to him by the Pay Office— No. 1. states the receipt on...
I have this morning received your private and confidential Letter of the 19th. inst, from the post office at new Rochelle; it pains me to have the appearance of being so long inattentive to your communications. I have written to the Asst. Ajt. Genl. expressing my wish, that some more direct mode of communication, may be adopted, injury and inconvenience, may arise, if some alteration does not...
Permit me to introduce to you Mr. Abraham Fowler, he has always expressed an earnest desire to join this Regt. I formerly addressed you in his favour for a Company—I now solicit for him the oldest second Lieutenancy vacant in the Regt. and permit me to say, I am very anxious that he may have the appointment, fully confident, he will do honor to the station. I have never before expressed myself...
I have the honor to inform you that on the 26th. Capt. Bennet sent to the Regimental Rendezvous 1 Sergeant & six Privates & yeasterday Capt. Kirkland arrived with 36. recruits in good order—Enclosed are 18. attestations received last evening from Capt. Fondey— I have the honor to inform you that I have reconnoitred the Country, agreable to your wish, and cannot find any more eligiable Camp,...
I have the Honor of presenting the 3d. monthly recruiting return of the 12th. Regt—It has been thus long necessarily delayed, for want of the returns from the second Grand divission, and paper to make it out upon—there are also fifty eight attestations of enlistment, you will observe there are 287. total enlisted & 251. deffinitively approved on inspection I have the honor to be Sir, With...
I had the honor of receiving your letter of yesterday’s date by Lt. Ludlow, and at 3 oClock this morning, and immediately dispatchd the Qr. Mr. Sergeant to West Chester, provissions were regularly issued at six, without any thing unpleasant taking place, except the desertion of three men between one and two oClock this morning, as soon as the provission was issued I detached Lt. Wands in...
I have the honor to inform you that Lt. R. L. R. Livingston has this moment arrived in Camp, in consequence of orders founded on your communication on the Subject of Lt. Hoffman— I have the Honor to be Sir, Your most obedt. Humble Servt. ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Camp, 12th Regiment [ Bronx, New York ] September 7, 1799 . “… Upon a close inspection of the Regiments arms at present issued It pains me to observe, that they too generally appear to be old furbished up barrels, many of them full of flaws, new stocked & dressed perhaps to fulfil a contract, certainly not render essential service; of one hundred and ninety men inspected, including music, I...
Immediately on the receipt of your letter of the 21st. I sought an opportunity of a personal interview with Lt. Ladlie, but finding he had gone from his recruiting station to the interior of the Island probably on duty—I wrote a Letter to him under date of the 22d. wherein I requested, he would detail to me the Circumstances attending the enlistment of Joseph Steward a private in Captn....
Mr. Israel Loring has this morning informed me of the communications he has made to you, on the subject of his wish to enter the service and of the refference, you have been pleased to make, to me; I have known Mr. Loring for some time, and have no reason to doubt, of his ability to fill well the station of a second lieutenant, should he be complimented with the appointment in the 12th. Regt....
As President of the General Court Martial ordered to convene at this post by the Genl. Orders of the 12th. inst., I have the Honor to inform you that we have finished every case submitted to our consideration & have adjourned— sine die — If you have no further orders to communicate, I shall of course proceed to-morrow to the station of the 12th. Regt. If you Have, the Bearer Mr. Coxe will...
I have the Honor of acknowledging the receipt of your Letter of the 12th. inst. and am much g r atified, that the course of conduct I have adopted relative to Lt. Hoffman meets with your approbation—Tho I feel myself superior to prejudice or partiality in deciding on a question of justice, still from motives of delicacy, I should prefer not to precide at the Court, when Lt. Hoffman is to be...
Agreably to General Orders of the 12th. inst. I attend here as President of a General Court Martial, with three officers of the 12th. Regt. I find the Judge Advocate has not a list of the members who are to compose this Court & I can give him no information on the subject I present one Capt. & two Lieutents from the 12th. it was totally out of my power to furnish two Capts. without injury to...
Enclosed I have the honor of presenting two letters received this morning from Poughkeepsie, recommending Mr. Nathaniel Baldwin as a Cadet in the 12th. Regt. your acquaintance with Capt. Bennet & Mr. Van Rants, will enable you fully to appretiate their recommendations in favour of Mr. Baldwins pursuit—Capt. Courtland has arrived at this post with a few Recruits & says he sees no present...
Your Letter of yesterday’s date relative to Lt. Hoffman, was delivered to me this morning, my feelings were very sensibly effected, when Lieut Livingston made a verbal communication to me of Lt. Hoffmans conduct the preceeding night—I requested him to consider the case maturely and if he had charges of that serious nature against Lt. Hoffman they should be exhibited on paper, with his...
Enclosed is a Copy of a Letter that I forwarded to Capt. Cortlandts by Nathaniel Crafts, who on inspection I found totally disqualified to discharge the duty of a Soldier, in consequence of a rupture in the Groin, as reported in the return; and from accounts, for at Least fourteen years standing; and so apparent without close inspection that I am astonished at Captain Cortlands not having...