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Deer Park, near Natchez [ Mississippi Territory ], January 7, 1804 . “Having it in contemplation to establish myself in the law line at New Orleans, I conceive that it would very much assist me in my debut to be made known to the Governor of that province. I have already written for letters of recommendation to him to … some others of my friends in the Atlantic States—will you suffer me, Sir,...
I snatch the few moments allowed me by a Gentleman, who is going directly to New York, to transmit one of the charts I promised you. The others are not yet completed, as Mr. E who is my Hydrographer Genl. has been obliged to suspend his employment in that line. My intention is, to collect & copy the different charts of the river, that have any character for correctness, to check one by...
Dear Park , near Natchez [ Mississippi Territory ], October 10, 1803 . Requests Hamilton’s assistance in securing a clear title to lands in upstate New York which his wife, Charlotte Weissenfels Ellery, had inherited from her father, Charles F. Weissenfels. ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Ellery, a native of Newport, Rhode Island, and a lawyer, had been a captain in the Sixteenth...
I have the honor of enclosing an Abstract of the Monthly Recruiting Returns of the 12 Additional Regiments, as furnishing the most accurate account of the number of men enlisted, though from there having been but few Returns transmitted since March, it cannot be supposed to be a very exact statement. From other Documents in the Office, & from information presumed correct, though not official,...
Enclosed, I have the honor of submitting to your sanction, my account of monies disbursed for quarters in New York, previous to their being furnished by the public; the reimbursement of which is provided for by Regulations of the War Department, issued in General Orders of March 11th. The account bears date begins May 27. 1799 & is carried to August 1st. 1799, at which time rent commenced upon...
I do my self the honor of enclosing you my accounts and vouchers for monies disbursed by me in this Office, and also the Accountant of War’s letter, finally rejecting and returning them; at the same time, I feel a sensible regret and mortification, in again intruding upon your time, and tasking your patience; a regret & mortification, encreased, by my unavoidably feeling myself, in some...
Colo. Ogden’s letter, recommending Lieut. Brinley to the appointment of Brigade Quarter Master, was put into my hands, this morning, to have any objections stated against it, that might exist. There are none, however, on the part of this Office. The uncertainty of Mr. Brinleys acceptance of a situation here, was stated to the Adjutant General, at the time I had his leave, and your Sanction, to...
I have the honor of enclosing an Abstract of the Inspection Returns of Major Jackson’s Districts; the District Inspection Return of March was unaccompanied by the Company Inspection Returns, nor have they been received since; those of April were forwarded with that of the District. The Abstract is formed from both of them; though the errors and inaccuracies so obvious in all these Returns,...