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[ Valley Forge ] February 13, 1778 . Asks for a return of stores in Lewis’s department. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Lewis was deputy quartermaster general of the Northern Department.
I have been informed there is a considerable number of pack saddles among the stores taken from General Burgoyne’s army; I am to desire you will send me immediately a return of them, and indeed a general return of all the stores in your department. Such of the pack saddles as may want it, you will have repaired without loss of time. I am Sir Your most Obedt servt Df , in Alexander Hamilton’s...
As the Services of Colonel Hay Deputy Quarter master, from the present appearance of things will probably be very little wanted in the Station in which he is at present, and will certainly be of considerable utility in this Army—You will order him to join it with all possible dispatch, unless from any reason which is unknown or does not occur to me, the general Service will essentially suffer...
As an expedition against the Indians to the Westward is in contemplation, I desire you will give orders to have the Batteaus in the Mohock River put in order and kept ready for such an event. Some Waggons and Horses will likewise be wanting should the expedition take place, but I would not have you either hire or purchase immediately upon an uncertainty, only be making such arrangements, that...
I am favd with yours of the 4th inclosing a Report of the Auditors of the Northern Army and your Account for disbursements in the Quarter Master Generals department settled by them—I make no doubt but that the Balance found by those Gentlemen to be due to you is right, but it is not in my power, did I conceive myself properly authorised, by the Resolve of the 5th Novr 1776 to which the...
Robinson’s [ New York ] July 31, 1780 . Empowers Lewis to impress “Boards, plank and scantling” in Albany. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Lewis was deputy quartermaster general of the Northern Department.
The exigency of the present moment requiring a large supply of Boards, plank, and scantling which cannot be procured in the ordinary way-- You are hereby directed and impowered to impress all those articles you can find at Albany and in the vicinity, and waggons to transport them to proper places of embarkation; for which this shall be your warrantGiven at Robinson’s , State of New York July...
[ New York, September 8, 1790. On Lewis’s letter to Hamilton of August 9, 1790, there is an endorsement which reads: “Answered Sepr. 8. 1790.” Letter not found. ] Lewis, a lawyer, was a member of the New York State Assembly.
Your favor of Dec. 9. came to hand in due time, but it was not in my power to answer your enquiries as to the defence contemplated for the city of New York, until Congress should come to a decision on that subject, nor was that done till the close of the session. the means placed within our power by the laws are of 3. kinds 1. landbatteries 2. moveable artillery. 3. gunboats. As to the first...
I have had the honor to receive your letter of the 26 Ult. and submitted it to the President, who has directed measures to be taken for ascertaining the circumstances with official precision in order to the ulterior steps, which may be proper. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
With the highest respect I take the Liberty of presenting myself as a Candidate for the office of Sheriff of the City and County of new York. my pretentions to your favour I feel some diffidence in stating, but from the variety of applicants for this important post, whose claims to your favourable consideration I am informed are minutely detailed, I flatter myself, that the statement I shall...