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The Secretary at War has sent me a copy of your letter of the 10th of February. It appears to me proper that you should take the command at Rhode Island while you continue to be employed there and are the superior officer. You will do it accordingly and you will communicate this letter to the present commanding officer as your authority. He will also communicate to you a letter, which I wrote...
By the inclosed Copy of a General Court Martial Order you will find that I have appointed a General Court Martial of which Captain William Littlefield to be president. It must if possible consist of not less than Seven Members. I authorise you to summon in my name for this purpose any of the Officers mentioned in the inclosed list, besides those of the Garrison You will also name a person to...
I have received yours of the 2nd instant and shall immediately attend to your request concerning Tents. &c— ( Df , in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have received your letters of May 3 & 6 and have written to the Superintendant to forward you the Cloathing and Tents— (Copy, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I am The Secy of War has informed me, that there are forty six Iron Cannon chiefly twenty four pounders belonging to the U States, which are lying on the wharf of Mr. John Brown of Providence, If they have not You will determine the number and has desired me to instruct direct you to report to me the number wanted for the several defences at Rhode Island, and the other harbours in that quarter...
It being important that the arrangement of the corps of Artillerists should be as speedily as possible carried into effect, Major Jackson has been directed to assume the command — of all the Posts in the vicinity of the Sea Board in the states of Connecticut Rhode Island Massachusetts including the Province of Maine & New Hampshire and to take his own station generally at Rhode Island. But as...
The multiplicity of my engagements and the not having yet obtained the requisite assistance by the full organisation of my military family unavoidably occasion delay in the matters of secondary importance. Hence I find among my unanswered letters several from you of May 3. June the 1 and 30th, July 15th. August 19 & 23. Such part of their contents as may require it shall now have my attention....
It has been represented that the Fort at Portsmouth wants a new magazine new platforms embrazures, that the walls require to be repaired and the cannon to be mounted. It is my wish that the state of this post may be surveyed and a specific report, made to me of what may be indispensable to be done, towards putting the Fort to in a state fit for service, with an estimate of the probable...
You will forthwith take arrangements and give orders for the conveyance of Capt. Littlefield with his Company to West Chester in this State, there to repair to the rendezvous a Camp of the 12th. Regiment commanded by Col: Smith, and wait for further order—reporting his arrival immediately to me, it is intended that he Shall proceed thence to the Potomack where your Battalion is to assemble....
New York, October 2, 1799. “… I am very sensible of the necessity of more organization and system on the subject of fortifications than now exist. The thing has had my attention and will continue to have it untill the object is accomplished. It is my intention, if the views of the Secretary of War shall not prevent, to employ you during the winter at or near New York in assisting to prepare...