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The men noted on ye muster rolls as fit subjects for discharge are John Lyons and Isaac Sutton of Captn. Freeman’s company of ye 1st. Regt A&E, William Mahar of Captn. Stille’s company and Samual Ready of Captn Read’s company both of ye 2d Regt. A&E I am with ye greatest respect your most obt servt ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
According to your desire I send you inclosed ye names of ye Prisoners in ye guard house at Fort Jay With much respect I am, Sir, your obt servt ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing a list of prisoners at Fort Jay ( AD , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I received yours of ye 6th inst. wherein you wish to be informed of ye accommodations we might afford Majors Brooks and Toussard for ye Winter. The Quarters here are very ill contrived—the rooms are large, but not at all calculated for convenience—If Capt Stille and myself have each a room, there will be then two officers in each of ye others. Should we live together, one of ye Gentlemen might...
Levi Pearce a private belonging to Capt Miller’s Company of ye 2d. Regt. of Infantry who has been here a long time without doing duty for ye want of cloathing wishes to be transferred to my company and has signed a paper to that effect. Frederick Goldberg of Captain Morris’s company of ye 1st. Regt. of A&E who is also destitute of cloathing is willing to be transferred to Captn Stille’s...
Your letter of ye 12th. inst. ordering me to send to West Point ye men of Captn Ingersoll’s company thro’ ye neglect of some person or other had never been delivered to me until this very moment. Fearful it might be now too late; I have thought it proper to make you acquainted with ye circumstance, and know whether I am still to comply with ye order I am with ye greatest respect your obt....
Lieut. Osborn informs me that his ill state of health will not possibly admit of his going to Ellis’s island where ye regular attendance of a Physician cannot be had. Lt. Stewart has Captn Stille’s permission to take his place and is willing to do so should it meet your approbation I am, with great respect your obt. servt. ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have received yours of ye 1st. inst. and agreeably to your request have seen J. Valentine a private soldier of Captn. Eddins’s company. From what he says and from what I can learn of Captn Eddins himself I am ready to believe that Valentine did command a company during ye American revolution. I am informed also that he has a Wife and a number of children in Virginia. The Man is blind of an...
I have just received your letter of to day. By mistake ye letter of Sergt. Brinson has not been inclosed—I shall immediately upon ye receipt of it enquire into ye truth of its contents and report to you—and shall not forget to mention ye impropriety of his addressing himself to you previous to an application to his commanding officer for justice. I am, with great respect your Obt. servt ( ALS...
I have received your letter of ye 21st. inst. requesting me to mention to you whether Lieut. Ross is in ye City of New York and not in charge of Captn McClellands company at Ellis’s Island, and if so, what it has proceeded from. Lieut. Hossack left this garrison about ye 13th. inst., previous to that time it was at my particular request Lieut. Ross remained in ye city, visiting ye garrison at...
In consequence of your letter of ye 18th. inst. directing me to enquire into ye truth of a certain statement made to you by a Sergt. Brinson, I called at Fort Jay and mentioning ye matter to Lieutenant Hancock I received from him ye inclosed letter which I imagine may prove satisfactory. I took care to admonish him of ye impropriety of addressing himself to you previous to an application to...