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I have the honor to transmit the proceedings of two General Courts Martial in the cases of Capt. Frye & Doctor Osborne with transcripts of general Orders containing my opinion concerning them. You will observe the ill use which has been made by Capt. Frye of a correspondence with you, and my remark on that point. It is understood that this circumstance had weight with the Court. With great...
I send you the enclosed papers that you may determine on the propriety of appointing Mr. Thompson to superintend the public work, at Loftus’s heights, and also, as this gentleman is considered by General Wilkinson to possess great Mathematical skills, to call you those qualities which fit him for an Engineer, suggest to you the expediency of giving him a place in availing the public of his...
Amongst the variety of matters which have come before Congress for the purpose of preparation, in the dernier resort; in short as a salutary measure at all times, & under all circumstances; Arsenals and Cannon Founderies, have occupied its attention. This leads me to ask what steps have been taken relative to the Site for one at the Mouth of Shanondoah? I will pledge myself that there is not a...
Private Dear Sir Mount Vernon 27th July 1798 The Greyheads of Alexandria, pretty numerous it seems, and composed of all the respectable old People of the place; having formed themselves into a company for the ^defence of the Town & its Vicinity, are in want of Colours; and it being intimated that the Presentation of them by Mrs Washington would be flattering to them; I take the liberty of...
Inclosed is a letter from Ebenezer Stocher & votes of a company of Infantry, under the name of the Newbury Port federal volunteers, offering their services. I pray you to answer them, accepting their services and to send their officers their commissions. I am Sir / your most humble servant MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
On Saturday Dr. Waterhouse made me a visit & introduced Dr Lyman Spalding whose appearance justifys the character given him in the inclosed letter. I believe we shall not find a more proper appointment. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
Colonel Read proposes Doctor Roger Cutler as Surgeon, Mr. Francis Blake as Cadet, and Lieut. Abner Paster as Quarter Master to his regiment. I would recommend that these Gentlemen be immediately appointed. Col. Read is particularly anxious for the appointment of a Surgeon. W— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
This will be handed to you by Mr. Brinley a Gentleman of New Port who is on the list of nominations of Lieutenants. You will find among the letters very strong recommendations of this Gentleman. I very well remember that the General Officers lately convened at Philadelphia hesitated not a little between this Gentleman & Mr. Ellery for the command of a Company & that finally it was agreed to...
I have received a letter from Cap — McClellan of the 1st. Regt. of Art. & Eng. urging the want necessity of money for the recruiting service concerning which he says he has already written to you without receiving an Answer. I must also beg leave also to remind you of an Application in favor of Mr. Hosack as Capt. McClellan States the it, almost, impossible of to proceed ing in recruiting for...
You have been apprised of the very s erious charges which were preferred by Capt. B ruff against Major Rivardi. They were of a nature to render an inquiry indispensable. There did not exist at Niagara nor could be spared from any of the Posts nearer than D’Etroit a sufficient number of Officers to form the Court, and there might have been some difficulty as to adequate intelligence and...