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I have thought it proper to report to you my arrival at this Place as I am within your District & I believe you have the general Superintendency of the recruiting Service. I find this Business paralysed by a Vote of the House of Delegates’ & in which I presume the Senate will concur. In this Event it will perhaps be improper to proceed. I am ready to receive any Communications you may think...
By a Postscript to your Letter of the 17th Septr. I believe in the Handwriting of the Deputy-Adjutant-General I was “required to proceed as heretofore mentioned to settle the relative Rank of the Company Officers of my Regt. subject to your approbation” There were two Reasons why I did not immediately execute your Instructions They were not quite so explicit as I could wish The Rules laid down...
The Paymaster has returned & is employed in paying off the Troops. They will march tomorrow for Harpers Ferry. From the best Information I can obtain the Wood is cut down for many Miles round that Place by the Iron Works in the Neighborhood & they, for some time, have been obliged to repair to the Maryland Side of the Potowmac for a Supply. I am also i nformed that Colo Parker is obliged to...
I took the Liberty some Months since to introduce to your Notice Lieut: Campbel Smith of the 1st U.S. Regt. In the multiplicity of Business it has probably escaped your Memory. Permit me again to mention, from my own intimate Knowledge of him, that from his Talents, Education, Industry & Military Habits he is at least as well qualified as any Officer by his Station to discharge the Duties of...
I have taken the Liberty to enclose you a Number of Recommendations in favor of Wm. Barton Browner, who solicits the Post of Cadet. No Doubt one higher would be more agreeable. I do not know him myself: But many of the Gentlemen who have interested themselves in his Favor are known to me & their Recommendation is worthy Attention. Permit me at the sametime to enclose you a Letter received from...
A g reeably to your’s of the 20th of Septr. I have used the best means in my Power to be informed of the Character & Qualifications of the Officers of this Regt. without discovering the Reasons why it was done. On the Result of which, joined to my own Observation, I now with Fredom submit to you the following Capt. Lloyd Beall, is much respected in George Town, his Place of Residence. He...
Marching Orders have been received from you sometime since & immediately communicated to the Troops. You now apparently give me to judge between the Inconveniencies arrising from the advanced State of Season & those which may result from the want of Pay: But in Fact there is no Alternative. Half the Soldiers & Officers too would be stoped for little Debts contracted at their respective Posts....
I am honored with your’s of the 6th—& have given orders to the Troops at this Place to hold themselves in readiness to march at a Days Notice—I have wrote to the same Purpose to those at George Town. Tho’ it will be extreemely inconvenient to remove before they have recd. some Pay. To some of the Soldiers there is more than six months due. To the Officers between three & four Mon ths...
Major Beall, I believe, acted as deputy Inspector to the Southern Division of the Army last War & is I expect well qualified: But I do not think he could be spared at this Time without material Injury to the Service. I am not certain that I am acquainted with the precise Duties of the Office or perhaps I could point out some other Officer who could be better spared & who would do the Duty as...
Havre de Grace [ Maryland ] October 4, 1799 . Discusses supplies, relative rank of officers, and military routine. States: “… My Idea of substituting hand Labor, with Ignominy to Death, for Desertion was the crude Suggestion of the moment. If it merits your Consideration you can have it carried into effect by naming the Place to which you will have them sent. Perhaps branding them on some...