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I have to regret that the accidental disappointment displacement of your letter of the 17th. May has prevented the execution of its object. the inclosed is to rectify the omission. I have not annexed Lt. Gibson to any Company at Fort Mifflin, because now is to be considered as permanently attached to that Post; but consider him as detached upon a special Command. With great respect I have the...
I have received your two letters of 25 June and return you all the papers inclosed.—If you believe Fonda has a shade in his favor, you are at liberty to appoint him. He is to me a stranger. Fowler has been presented to me as an old officer and a man of property. I have read all the recommendations & approve of your list for the 7th. 8 & 9 regiments. If any of the surgeon’s mates should refuse...
The inclosed certificates from a clergyman & two surgeons of good authority were brought to me yesterday by the gentlemen recommended. Dr. David King, whose countenance, figure, dress & conversation, certified in favor of his certificates. I pray you to place his name among the candidates to be a surgeon or a mate, & his papers among the files. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I have just received your letter of the ninth instant, and have to observe that I do it does not appear to me important that a company should be stationed at Easton. I have therefore repeated the order to Captain Shoemaker to march for Fort Fayette— With great respect ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I arrived, with my Family at this Place four days ago and propose to remain here and at New york, till the Meeting of Congress. Letters addressed to me, to the Care of Charles Adams Esqr. Counsellor at Law in New york, will Soon find me. I pray you to commit to Writing such Things are you judge necessary to be communicated or recommended to Congress at the opening of the session, and convey...
Inclosed are recommendations of Major McFarland, Captain Nathaniel Thwing to be appointed in the army which I pray you to file with other recommendations & record among the candidates for appointments—Also a letter from Dr Waterhouse a very respectable authority recommending Wm: Amherst Barron to be one of the scientific teachers. I have the honor to be Sir your / most obedient Servant MHi :...
The Freeport volunteers are so well recommended, that I pray you to send their officers commissions. Their application & recommendations are all inclosed. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
By the last Mail I received three letters from you (with their several numerous enclosures) the first dated the 8th and the other two the 10th of this instant. The enclosures are all returned under cover with this letter; and as I expect to be at the Seat of Government by the first of next Month (if the health of those who are to accompany me will permit it) I shall express no Sentiments...
Colonel Smith strongly recommends Mr. Nathaniel Baldwin as a Cadet in his regiment, and I would propose that an appointment be immediately bestowed— W— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I enclose to you a letter that I have written to the Superintendant of Military Stores. I wish to be informed whether it will be agreeable to you that I should instruct Col. Parker to have divisions made in the knapsacks of which he complains speaks. With great respect I am, Sir ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).