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Copy (Virginia State Library). Made by Arthur Lee on a single page and enclosed in Virginia Delegates to Harrison, 2 April 1782 ( q.v. ). The success of recruiting in Virginia will very much depend on the State having Arms & Clothing for the Men that may be raisd. We therefore beg you will inform us, what supply of these Articles the State may depend upon from your department. We have the...
A pressure of business since my return to this place has prevented so early an acknolegement of your favor of Aug. 29. as I ought to have made, and the remittance of the sum due for duties on articles you were so kind as to recieve & forward, and which have come safely to hand. I now repair the omission by inclosing you a note of the Branch bank of the US. at this place on that of Boston for...
Treasury Department, August 2, 1792. “I have directed a packet to be sent to you by water, containing two Thermometers which I request you will forward by a safe conveyance; the one to the Collector of Barnstable, and the other to the Collector of Frenchman’s bay.” L[S] , RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the Treasury, 1789–1807, Vol. 4, National Archives; copy, RG 56,...
[ New York, May 8, 1790 . The endorsement on the letter which Lincoln wrote to Hamilton on April 6, 1790 , reads: “Answered 8th May.” Letter not found. ]
As the Gentlemen who are now remaining of my family, propose to honor me with their Company to my Ho. in Virginia & will of course need a little of their Pay, you would oblige both them & me, if you could devise a method by which three or four Months of it could be obtained. I am Dr Sir Yr Most Obed. & Affe Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
In the absence of the Comr in Chief, I have the Honor to transmit to you, the Inclosed Letter in Behalf of the Officers of Delaware, signifying their Acceptance of the Commutation proposed by the Act of Congress of the of March. With much Respect & Esteem I am &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Treasury Department, December 10, 1792. “The Collector of Wiscassett has applied to this Office for a supply of blank Certificates of Registry. I have to request that you will, for the present, transmit him a dozen blanks without delay. He has been directed to apply in future to you in due time—naming the quantity required.…” L[S] , RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the...
Treasury Department, May 1, 1794. “The difficulty stated in your letter of the 10th of April with regard to certain claims for drawback can only be obviated by an application to Congress, there being no where a power vested to dispense with the proof which is required by law of the landing of the goods in a foreign country.” LS , RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the...
I take the liberty to inclose you a Letter from Colo. Vanschaaik—of the 1st New York Regiment—asking a continuation of that leave of absence which Congress before granted him—what that leave was I know not, but I think it absolutely necessary that something should be determin’d on in this matter—as Colo. Vanscaaik has already been absent from the Army near a twelve month. I am Dr Sir &c. DLC :...
In Reply to your Letter of Yesterday respectg the Ordnance & Ordnance Stores in Virginia, I transmit to you Copy of a Letter from the Count Rochambeau, to whom I had submitted your Quere, & requested to know from him what future Service he expected from those Stores for the Use or Security of the French Troops. I think it will be well for you to take your Measures for the Removal of such as...
I beg the favor of your opinion, whether the persons, who have executed the enclosed bond assureties, would be considered as sufficient by those who know them. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
[ Philadelphia, January 22, 1791. On February 23, 1791, Lincoln wrote to Hamilton and referred to “your letter of the 22nd ultimo.” Letter not found. ] PAH Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). , VIII, 61–62.
Morristown [ New Jersey ] February 27, 1780 . Is pleased with Lincoln’s present situation. Hopes that the Spanish success in Florida will turn the British attempts in that direction. Instructs Lincoln to cooperate with Juan de Miralles. Reports that Virginia troops are being sent to the South. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[ New York, September 10, 1790. On September 17, 1790, Lincoln wrote to Hamilton : “Your private letter of the 10th came by the post the last evening.” Letter not found. ]
Morristown [ New Jersey ] April 18, 1780 . Asks Lincoln to employ Lieutenant Colonel Dubuysson “in such a manner as will enable him to indulge his ardor.” Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Lieutenant Colonel Charles François Dubuysson des Aix des Hays .
I have the honor to transmitt you Copy of a Letter from Sir Guy Carleton together with copy of Lt Reinkings Memorial respecting the ill treatment of the German Prisoners. Such part of General Carletons Letter as respects our Naval Prisoners I have communicated to Mr Morris and I will be obliged to you to give me such information respecting the Prisoners as will enable me by a transcript...
I have just now recd a Letter from Doctor Cochran, of which the enclosed is a Copy, giving, as you may observe, a Detail of his Wants. You are too sensible of the Importance of having Hospitals supplied with every Necessary to need a single Argument of mine to recommend his Request to your Attention. I have the Honor to be &c. &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
[ Philadelphia, February 4, 1792. On February 15, 1792, Lincoln wrote to Hamilton : “Your two letters one under the 2d & the [other] under the fourth instant came to hand this evening.” Letter of February 4 not found. ]
I presume Mr. Pickering has sent you the inclosed declaration. But least it may not have come to your hand I send you a copy. This unaccountable misunderstanding, I hope will have no ill consequences. With great esteem I am Sir your / most obedient servant MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I have but this hour, received the Letter you did me the Honour to write me, on the 30th. Ult.—Enclosed in haste are a Letter to Mr. Jefferson and another, to a Friend who will be equally glad to see Mr. Jones. I am much obliged to you for giving me this opportunity of doing this little Service for your Friend and only wish it was of more importance, both for your Sake and his, being with very...
I had the honor to address you the 4th Instant covering a Letter to Genl Hazen ordering him to send on a certain Prisoner now in York Goal . I have reasons for countermanding the order and wish to stop it if possible before it gets to General Hazen—but should this not arrive in time for that I must beg you to send an Express to Genl Hazen directi n g him not to carry the order into execution...
Your favor of the 8th of August is come to hand covering a new Arrangement for the Army. I know no preference which Lees Corps is entitled to, but what will arise from the Date of its Establishment. Doctr Vacher’s Complaints, when presented, will be attended to. I am &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have just been informed the Refugees have been impressing Horses to day—If they have any design, it is against our Piquets, this hint will be sufficient to excite unusual vigilance. I am Dr Sr DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Treasury Department, January 28, 1790. Directs Lincoln to distribute ship registers to the Massachusetts collectors. L[S] , RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the Treasury and Others, 1789–1809, Vol. 1, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Boston, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives.
West Point, July 30, 1779. Regrets that Lieutenant Colonel John Laurens was wounded. Discusses lack of men. Regrets not being able to send troops to the South. Sends news of Stony Point, the arrival of Charles, Earl Cornwallis, and rumors from the South. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Colonel Olney writes me that he has taken up and confined at Providence Ensign Johnson of the Rhode Island Regiment for shamefully deserting from his Arrest occasioned by his ungentleman like conduct towards you. I shall be obliged to you to inform me what you know of the Affair, that I may be able to give the necessary directions. I am. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Treasury Department, January 30, 1790. Writes concerning the payment of pensions to invalids. LS , Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston. Lincoln was collector of customs at Boston. This letter is listed as a “letter not found” in PAH Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). , VI, 233. It is the same as H to Jedediah Huntington, January 30, 1790...
Treasury Department, August 7, 1792. “I have directed a Thermometer to be sent to You, which I request You will please to forward to the Collector of Machias.…” L[S] , RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the Treasury, 1789–1807, Vol. 4, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Boston, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set...
I have only time by Mr Eveleigh to acknowledge the rect of your private letter of the 2d & to thank you for it. The moment I am at leizure & a good oppertunity offers I shall write you more fully on the subject. Permit me to recommend the Letters herewith inclosed to your care—if no better oppertunity offers, be so good as to forward them by the first Post. Most sincerely & Affectionately I...
Letter not found: to Maj. Gen. Benjamin Lincoln, 21 May 1777. Lincoln wrote GW on 24 May : “I was honoured with your Excellences favor of the 21.”
I have this moment received your favor, and have only to express my wish that you will cross as soon as possible & take possession of the Heights of Kings Bridge so as to support the Duke de Lauzun & prevent the Enemy from attempting to cut him off by that way or to prevent their retreating if they are out. I shall be at Valentines Hill in Mile Square by tomorrow morning if practicable. I am...
Treasury Department, December 16, 1789. “The Register of the Treasury transmitted to you lately in pursuance of my Directions … Registers for Vessels.… You will oblige me in distributing them with as much dispatch as possible.…” LS , RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the Treasury, 1790–1817, Vol. 4, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Boston, National...
Treasury Department, July 27, 1790. “… I request that you will be so obliging as to inform me, whether you have received and found right, a parcel of 150 Ship Registers prepared according to law & forwarded to your Office on the 9th of December last, and another parcel of 200, also forwarded to your office on the 16th of the same Month.…” L[S] , RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters...
I return you the Subsistence Roll of the Officers of the Hospital Department. Dr Craik having retired does not I dare say expect to be continued on the list—As to the rest it is impossible for me to judge of the necessity of their services—some of them might doubtless be dispensed with—I will write immediately to the Director General on the Subject and transmit you his Answer so soon as I...
You will recollect the Case of Mr Reckless, a Volunteer in the Corps of Sappers & Miners, which was mentioned to you at Ringwood, in Consequence of a Letter from Genl Dportail. The Young Gentleman havg served a long Time in the Corps with an Encouragement of a Commission, I think it very proper that his Expectations Should be fulfilled, agreeable to the Ideas expressed by the Genl. I have the...
Treasury Department, April 13, 1790. Writes concerning the payment of pensions to invalids. LS , Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston. See H to Lincoln, January 30, 1790 (printed in this volume).
You will observe by the inclosed Papers that Lt Colo. Smith and Major Clarkson have applied for leave to Join the Combined Armies in the West Indies—As it is not with me to grant the permission I have refer’d it to you that you may grant their request or, if that is not in your power, may make the necessary application to Congress in their behalf. I am Sir Your very hum. & Obed. Servant DNA :...
Morristown [ New Jersey ] March 30, 1780 . Introduces and recommends Brigadier General Du Portail. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Treasury Department, April 18, 1791. States that it is impossible at this time to give a definitive answer to the questions raised by Lincoln’s letter of March 18, 1791. L[S] , RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the Treasury, 1789–1818, Vol. 5, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to the...
[ Philadelphia, April 9, 1783. In a letter dated May, 1783, Lincoln wrote to Hamilton : “I have been honored with your letter of the 9th ultimo.” Letter not found. ] Lincoln was appointed Secretary at War on October 30, 1781 ( JCC Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 (Washington, 1904–1937; Reprinted, New York, 1968). , XXI, 1087). Printed in this volume.
By Command of His Excellency I transmit to you a Monthly Return of the Army—for September. With great Respect I am Sir &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Treasury Department, March 18, 1791. “Inclosed is a copy of a Letter of the same date with this to the Commissioner of Loans for the State of Massachusetts. You will do what is therein mentioned in reference to yourself.…” L[S] , RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the Treasury, 1789–1808, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Boston, National Archives;...
Treasury Department, January 23, 1792. “The President of the United States having determined to add to the allowance of the keeper of the light house at Portland head the sum of twenty dollars per annum, you will be pleased to make the same known to him.…” Copy, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Boston, National...
Letter not found: to Benjamin Lincoln, 22 May 1799. American Book-Prices Current (1964), 70:884, records that this letter “introducing a Mr. Ralph Wormeley” was sold by Christie, Manson & Woods on 19 Dec. 1963, item no. 241.
Inclosed are the Annual Returns of the Men engaged in the Service of U. States from each State composing the Army under my immediate Command. You will be pleased to lay them before Congress. I am &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Let the Corps of Sappers & Miners be part of the Troops which compose the first Embarkation of our Army. I am sincerely & Affectionately—Yrs Privately owned.
I enclose you a letter which I recd from General Parsons by the last post—As the business to which it relates arises from a former correspondence between him and the Board of War, I have thought it most proper to refer it to you to be acted upon. I am with Respect and Esteem Dr sir Yr most obt Servt. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
[ Philadelphia, March 1, 1794. On March 20, 1794, Lincoln wrote to Hamilton: “Your letters of the 10th: Ulto & first instant have been received.” Letter of March 1 not found. ]
I do myself the honor to transmit by Mr Sheldon the Muster Rolls of the Jersey—York—Connecticut—Rhode Island and Massachusetts Line for the Month of July and August. I have the honor to be &c. By Virtue of the Resolve of the 24. July I have this day appointed Lt Colo. Smith Commy of Prisoners to the Army in this Quarter. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
After you left me the Baron Steuben put the paper of which the inclosed is Copy into my hands—He will more fully explain the necessity of the measure—I have only to add that I agree with him as to the propriety of having the number of Officers to a Regiment of two Battalions which he mentions. I have the honor to be &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.