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The Officers, who mett at the City of Baltimore by Appointment on the 23d Inst have elected Lieut. Ninian Pinkney Pay master. I waited one Day in Baltimore to receive his Bond & &c He was not able to accomplish his Business at that time; but expect he will forward them as soon as possibly, as he was urged to loose no time. They shall be immediately transmited. Lieut. Henry C. Neale of Port...
Havre de Grace [ Maryland ] June 25, 1799 . “… Your order of the 15th explanatory of the Contractor’s agreement with the Secretary at War is very timely.… There are Complaints that the small Parts of Rations are not regularly supplied.… I was … much disappointed, when I arrived at Balt:, to find there was not an article of Quarter Master Stores, except Drums & Fifes & but a very partial Supply...
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...
Yours of the 1 8 th Ult. came to hand only Yesterday. It lay sometime in Baltr. owing to its being addressed to me by a wrong Name. I know not who of the appointed of this State intend to accept. It is but very lately I have got my own Consent & that in some Measure Conditionally. I am notwithstanding disposed to use every Exertion in my Power to promote the Views of Government in this...
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...
Winhorn an other Deserter has been taken tryed & his Sentence will go forward tomorrow One of our Sergeants, to whom it was necessary to advance some Money upon the Occasion, pursued two or three Days before he took him. I know not that he can regularly claim the Reward: But for his Fidelity & Activity he deserves it. I will thank you for your advice on the Subject. I can Order a Soldier on...
Havre de Grace [ Maryland ] June 10, 1799 . Discusses details of recruiting and states: “The Clothing &c were so long in coming to Hand that the Officers were under the necessity of providing Blankets, Shoes, Potts &c. for the Recruits.…” ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. A veteran of the American Revolution, Hall was lieutenant colonel commandant of the Ninth Regiment of Infantry.
After experiencing much difficulty, delay & disappointment, I have at length got the recruiting Business afloat. Major Hopkens, attended by Lieut. Pinkney (the Pay Master) has commenced his Circuit, with Instructions to see every Officer commanding a Subdistrict & to urge an immediate Exertion. The Pay Master is directed to advance each 100 Dol to begin the recruiting, & to pay every Officer...
I have just received a Letter from Major Hopkins, who has returned from visiting all the Subdistricts of his Department. He says, if an opportunity had been given him, of viewing all the Posts before the arrangements had been reported, he would have prefered Chester or Havre to Risters Town In furtherance of his Opinion I would observe This last Place is healthy, the Inhabitants frugal &...
Our Desaertions — encrease so rapidly that I believe some Examples of Severity will become necessary Suppose they are condemned to work on some Fortification’s with Badges of infamy—Six went off last Night. I have five Officers in persuit. I shall perhaps incur more Expence than will be allowed. But I thought it necessary to use uncommon Exertion to take them. It is four Weeks since I gave...