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I have received your letter of the sixth instant. Mess Beale and Simmons have been mentioned to the Secretary of War as the persons recommended proposed by you, and it is therefore too late to recommend Mr. Thoms for the post of Cadet in your regiment. With respect to the vacancy in the eighth regiment, as you have written to Col. Parker, I shall wait for his communication on the Subject— With...
It has been suggested both by the pay Master & Majr Genl Pinkney, that a Lt McCall, now of the 3d. Regt & stationed in Georgia is necessary in that quarter as pay Master, I have therefore, for accommodation of the service, ventured to transfer Mr. McCall to the 4th. Regt., which may I hope meet your approbation. In arranging with Mr Swan for the pay of the Troops on the Missippi, I have named...
I had the honor of addressing you from Philadelphia, informing you that I Should Reach this place on the 10th. Current, where I now remain for your further Order—to Know in what manner to proceed— With Respect your Ob Servt ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). There is an "X" mark in the left margin beside the line beginning "I now remain for your further...."
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...
I received your letter dated the 25th. ulto: at Trenton, when the business of the Office, had closed there and preparations were making to return to the Seat of Government. This letter relates to claims against the United States for Services rendered by Lieutenant Campbell Smith, which are stated to be of two kinds. 1st: For Services as Judge Advocate for more than two years previous to the...
I am this moment honored with your letter of the 8th instant. Considering the nature of my agency, in respect to the subject of it, I must understand the Remarks which are made as not applying to what I have done, but to the previous measures of General Wilkinson. It is known to you that the project was adopted and acted upon long before I was in command, that agreeing in opinion with General...
You were right, My dear General, in saying that a Soldier should have no Other wife than the service; & I will add, that he should have neither children nor landed property, nor be a guardian, nor a director of a turnpike road, nor plaintiff, nor defendant against a rascal who every day brings fresh actions, for seven years together. Either of these things forms an impediment sufficient to...
I arrived here on Saturday & shall proceed on my Journey the 15th., and expect to reach Norfolk on the 20th. I take the Liberty to submit the enclosed to you from Lt Claiborne, who stands for a Company in place of Kreemer disgraced, and to advise that He should receive recruiting Instructions, in order to compleat his Command—altho unauthorized I can not forbear offering the Opinion, that the...
You will be pleased to repair immediately to this place where you will receive further orders— With consn ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
It is the wish of Mr. Swan the Pay Master General that you should repair to Philadelphia as soon as possible in order to receive your instructions, and money for the pay of the troops. You will therefore procee repair there accordingly— With cons ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I wish you to send me a statement of the money which you have advanced for to the troops both for pay and bounty since the date of your last statement to me on the subject. I have written to Captain Williamson desiring him to repair immediately to Philadelphia agreeable to the request in your letter of the ninth instant. Enclosed are the Accounts and receipts— With great consideration ( Df ,...
I send you the enclosed paper and request that you will which more properly would have been addressed to you. You will, no doubt, inform the Commandant of the fifth regiment where the parties are to be found, in order so that his instructions may reach them— With great respect & Esteem I am Sir Yr. obedt. servt. ( Df , in the handwriting of Ethan Brown and H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have received your letter to Major Brooks of the second of Sepr., and have given orders for the return of your men to West Point— With considern ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have just received your letter of the ninth instant, and have to observe that I do it does not appear to me important that a company should be stationed at Easton. I have therefore repeated the order to Captain Shoemaker to march for Fort Fayette— With great respect ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
You will send the men of Captain Ingersoll’s company who may be in your garrison to west point as Soon as possible— With— ( Df . in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Untill some person shall be appointed to fill the Office of Clothier General to the Western Army the duties will of the station, it is expected, will be performed by the Deputy Pay Master General. With great consn I am, Sir In this capacity all estimates & returns of Clothing wanted will come from him—All returns of Clothing will be addressed to him and he will overlook the distribution— With...
You will take up your march as soon as possible for Fort Fayette. I am anxious that you should reach that place this Winter provided you can do it without a injury to your men. If you find the thing impracticable you will take up your quarters in the town of Bedford where you will find an agent of the Contractor. With him you will make the necessary arrangements informing me what you shall...
I enclose you a Warrant of appointment for Josiah Wright as a cadet in the eleventh regiment of Infantry which you will be pleased to have forwarded. The date has been filled up agreeably to the time mentioned in your letter— There are several letters from you before me on the subject of Cadets, and which have not been acted on owing to want of information when the services of the several...
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 taken the liberty of troubleing you with a few lines—As their is now a vacancy in our Regiment—I only beg the favour of you to say something of me to the Secretary of War—refer him (if you think propper) to my Letters of recommendation—which were inclosed to you by Colo. Parker—I have been in the Service of my Country for four years And find a Military life more Congenial with my...
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...
Wilmington, Delaware, November 11, 1799. “… The success of the democratic, alias, disorganizing party, in a late election in Pennsylvania, has intoxicated the minds of the people of the same views in this quarter, of which there are many, and who are advised and led by as able villains such as are to be found in the opposition, and if they do not while the frenzy continues push the business so...
I have received your letters of the twenty fifth and twenty sixth of October with their enclosure. Mess. Stickney and Wilson have been nominated to the Secret of War as Cadets in your regiment, and have received my support. I enclose to you an arrangement of relative rank formed on the basis of the one which you transmitted to me. The appointments of some of the persons mentioned in your list...
Newport [ Rhode Island ] November 11, 1799 . “Enclosed I have the Honour of returning to you the Letter which you directed to Oliver Elsworth Esq. The Frigate sailed last Sunday Week, and by this Time, I hope, is half Way where she is bound.…” LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Tousard was a major in the First Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers. Letter not found. On November 3,...
Your letter of the 8th. instant is received. I regret extremely that such misapprehension should have taken place, as it has totally deranged my plan of procedure as to the object, and before I can find a substitute will be productive of serious inconveniencies both to Officers and men. A compensation for travelling expences would have been made agreably to the regulation on that Subject for...
Herewith is an Official answer to your letter. I regret the intimation with which it is closed, to which however I can & must annex no precise meaning. I will only observe upon it, that in no sense can the affair be viewed as a personal injury, or be proper for the manifestation of personal resentment in any form. Any person one, who should give him you a different opinion, can hardly be your...
The Deputy Paymaster General being shortly expected in this City, Quarters of course, must be provided for him—I am informed that a suitable house is to be had in Greenwich Street, near the Albany Bason; which I request you to engage for his and the Adjutant General’s Offices—Application is to be made to Mr. Euen at No. 46 Greenwich Street, or, at his Counting house, Corner of Gouverneur’s...
You will repair as soon as possible to Niagara, and put yourself under the orders of Major Rivardi— With considn ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Col. Rice proposes Mess Joseph Stickney and Edward Le Britton Wilson as Cadets in his Regiment, and I would recommend that they be immediately appointed. The Col. mentions that they can not recruit a man from the want of cash money— With great ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Enclosed are extracts from letters of Colonel Hamtramck. I would thank you for a supply of the articles of War, and of the regulations for the — discipline of the troops— With great respect ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I should be very glad, if it lies within the compass of your powers, if you would order the revenue cutter in this port to accompany the Snow Acteon laden with Arms and public Stores as you are informed to Norfolk— With great respect ( Df , in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
As soon as you shall have received the requisite number of overalls you will proceed to Brunswick in New Jersey—Upon your arrival at that place you will report yourself to me. With consideration ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I had the honor of receiving Your Letter of this date, relative to permission for the Revenue Cutter to accompany the Snow Acteon to Norfolk—as I do not feel myself at liberty to order this Vessel out of the district, I will with pleasure if the Snow Acteon should remain in Port till thursday, write immediately to the Secretary of the Treasury, whose directions upon that subject may be...
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...
It is with due Diffidence, that I address you on a Subject which frequently engroseth the Attention of Military Gentlemen; I mean, that of Rank . A Sense of Duty which I owe myself, my Family, and my Feelings; together with the advise of Coll. Rice hath prevailed on me (altho’ at this late period) to make known to you my real Situation. Genl. Knox, and Genl. Brooks, did me the Honor, to place...
On my return from Harper’s Ferry I had the honor to receive your letters of the 25th & 30th ultimo covering letters for Colo. Parker, which have been duly forwarded to him. and I have since received another letter for Colo Parker and one for Majr Campbell & Mr. Mackey, all which shall be transmitted by the next mail. and I pray you to command me whenever there is any way in which I can be...
Your different letters of the 19th and 27th of September, of the 5th. 11th and 18th of October, and of the first of November have been duly received. I am much obliged to you for the particular information which they contain concerning the several posts that you have visited, and for the attention which you have given in correcting the different defects that occurred to your observation. You...
I arrived at this place the 23d ulto with the recruits belonging to the 14th. Regiment, a return of whom I enclose. The Tools did not arrive in time to enable me to enter on the hutts before the 28th—but by the exertions of both the officers & Men we shall have sufficient for the non Comissd Officers and soldiers completed in another week. Those for the non commissiond Officers & privates...
Philadelphia, November 9, 1799. “I have offered Captain Williamson the appointment of Deputy Pay Master for that part of the army under your command and he has accepted. The bond required by law goes to him by this day’s mail to be executed; and he will immediately enter on the duties assigned to him. Had he not better come to this place on monday or tuesday next and receive his instructions,...
Colonel Hamtramck in his letter of the nineteenth of September, informs me that a quantity of medicine and Hospital stores have been sent for Fort Defiance, and that there is no such post in existence. He likewise informs me that Eleven Hogsheads of Clothing were received last fall at Detroit which were unaccompanied with an Invoice. With great considn— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y....
I have received from Lieutenant Gibson of your garrison an application for a furlough on the ground of ill health supported by the certificate of Doctor Dill. Relying on the honor of the parties I can not doubt that the representation is correct, and would thank you to signify to Lieutenant Gibson that his request is granted, directing him, in the mean time, to report himself monthly to me....
I send you a letter from Colonel Taylor and an arrangement which he proposes. The grounds, as stated in his letter, of this arrangement do not strike my fancy. The spirit seems to be too much that which almost ruined our revolutionary army in the outset. Do me the favor to remark the individuals who are with you and send me as soon as possible a brief comment on each as officer and Gentleman...
I have the honor to enclose you a Copy of a report made by Colonel Lear to the Commander in Chief and which came to hand yesterday respecting quartering the Troops at Harpers ferry during the ensuing Winter— Dr. Hezekiah W. Bissell resides at Hartford in the State of Connecticut— I am Sir with great respect Your obed servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Tobias Lear...
Mr Setgreaves of Easton has stated in a letter received since my arrival in Town, but which is mislaid, that he understands Captain Shoemaker is under marching orders; that he has advised a temporary suspension of his march, with a view to his being directed to remain; that the keeping a Company in that station would be desireable on many accounts, that the Inhabitants would prefer Shoemakers...
[ London, November 8, 1799. Encloses letter from Francisco de Miranda. Letter not found. ] King was United States Minister Plenipotentiary to Great Britain. Letter listed in Rufus King’s “Memorandum of Private Letters, &c., dates & persons, from 1796 to Augt 1802,” owned by Mr. James G. King, New York City. This is presumably a reference to Miranda to H, October 4, 1799 .
I received your letter of the 29th. ulto. prior to the return of the Public offices from the City of Trenton to the Seat of Government. As it presents objects of considerable expenditure, I thought it my duty to lay it before the President, and have since given to the subjects it embraces, an attentive consideration. You inform me, that General Wilkinson furnished estimates which you enclose...
By the contract with James OHara Esquire, it appears that on the South East side of the Ohio within the State of Kentucke the ration is Ten Cents and two milles, on the North West side, at Cincinnati, thirteen cents, and that nothing is settled between that point and Massac. If the matter should remain as it is, the reserve force must be stationed on the South East side; for the difference of...
New York, November 8, 1799. “I enclose to you a letter from Col. Lear on the subject of winter Quarters that you may take such measures as shall appear to you to be necessary in the case. I do not see that any thing better can be done than to send the tenth regiment to Carlisle where the barracks can easily be prepared for their reception. According to the orders that have been given to Col....
Herewith I have the honor to lay before you the proceedings of a Court of Enquiry held by your order at Fort Niagara for the investigation of Charges Exibited by Captain Bruff against Major Rivardi— Mr. David Thompson acted as Recorder to this Court and received from me a Certificate of his having Acted in that Capacity: this was deemed necessary To Enable him to Obtain the Compensation...