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Morristown [ New Jersey ] June 4, 1779 . Asks Wadsworth to attend to Henry Champion’s letter and to join Army as soon as possible. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
You will be pleased to direct the issuing Commissary to the Troops under the command of Colo. Sheldon, to remove his Store to the House of Mr Rundle in C antits , for the greater convenience of supplying those Troops. I am Gentmn Yr most obt Servt MH .
[ Albany, April 27, 1795. On May 31, 1795, Wadsworth wrote to Hamilton : “Your favor of the 27 April came duly to hand.” Letter not found. ]
[ New York ] August 16, 1785 . On this date Hamilton witnessed a power of attorney from Greene to Wadsworth. DS , signed by Nathanael Greene and witnessed by H and Dirck Ten Broeck. Connecticut State Library, Hartford.
New York, March 25, 1801. Gives opinion concerning the right of Nathanael Greene’s executors to sell lands in his estate in New York State. ALS , The Sol Feinstone Collection, Library of the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia. For background to this letter, see Wadsworth to H, August 23, 1800 .
I find on perusing the papers that the account received by letter of a certain transaction was not accurate and though there was a very improper transacti⟨on⟩ several of the suggestions in a paper lately sent you are not correct. If not too late you will forbear to do with it as was intended. Yrs. ALS , Jeremiah Wadsworth Papers, Library of Congress. Letter not found.
New York, May 8, 1801. Gives opinion on the conditions that the executors of Nathanael Greene’s estate wish to impose on the conveyance of his New York State lands. ALS , The Sol Feinstone Collection, Library of the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia. For information concerning the contents of this letter, see Wadsworth to H, August 23, 1800 ; H to Wadsworth, March 25, 1801 .
[ New York, January 25, 1789. ] On February [5–28], 1789, Wadsworth wrote to Hamilton : “Your favor of the 25 Jany came in good time.” Letter not found. ]
[ Preakness, New Jersey, November 2, 1780. The description of this letter in the dealer’s catalogue states that the letter “mentions General Schuyler and refers to his leaving Albany to meet the Convention.” Letter not found. ] ALS , sold at Merwin Sales, January 18, 1911, Lot 122. Wadsworth had resigned as commissary general of purchases on January 1, 1780. This was a convention of eastern...
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] May 4, 1779 . Reports that Major General John Sullivan is to command expedition against Six Nations. Orders Wadsworth to furnish Sullivan with suplies for the expedition. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Wadsworth was commissary general of purchases.
[ West Point ] September 9, 1779 . Sends suggestions for placing “magazines necessary for our future operations.” Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[ New York, April 1, 1785. On April 7, 1785, Hamilton wrote to Jeremiah Wadsworth : “In mine to you of the first instant.” Letter not found. ]
Morristown [ New Jersey ] June 1, 1780 . Asks Wadsworth to use his influence with Governor Jonathan Trumbull to obtain aid requested. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Morristown, 18 February 1777 . Encloses letters of recommendation for the commissary of the 8th Pennsylvania Regiment, Ephraim Blaine, who is “desirous of getting into the Commissary’s department: But as I do not choose to interfere in it, have sent him to you. If you want such a person, you will no doubt employ him.” LS , in George Johnston’s writing, NN : Washington Collection.
[ Philadelphia, February 1, 1782. The description of this letter reads: “Alexander Hamilton, to Col. Wadsworth, begging the loan of one hundred pounds.” Letter not found. ] “Original Correspondence of Colonel Jeremiah Wadsworth of Hartford, Connecticut, Commissary General of the Continental Army.” Items offered for sale by William Todd (Jeremiah Wadsworth Papers, MS Division, New York Public...
[ Middlebrook, New Jersey, May 25, 1779. ] Instructs Wadsworth to remove stores from sea coast and borders of navigable rivers. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Inclosed you have Extracts of two letters from General Sullivan of the 6th and 7th instants. You will perceive by them, the state of his provision Magazine and his apprehensions from a failure of supplies. He seems determined if possible to keep open his communication with the Country below him—which, if he can effect, he will be enabled to draw further supplies should they be lodged at the...
Shortly after I came into Office I remember your having told me that Glauback (whom you represented as a worthless and ungrateful fellow) was indebted to General Greenes estate, I think for money lent him, and that it was your intention to endeavour to effect a purchase of his public claim; allowing him some part of it for his immediate necessities and letting the residue be an indemnification...
Before I left Town for Albany some time since, I requested Mr. Duer to mention to you, that I believed it would depend upon yourself to be President of the bank here. Since my coming to Town I find you are elected director; and I have no doubt you may be President if you please. I will be much obliged to you to let me know in confidence whether the appointment if made will be accepted. You may...
Since my orders of the 2d March, directing the establishment of Magazines of provision upon the Susquehannah for three thousand Men, I find there is a probability that the number may be increased to four thousand five hundred—I therefore desire that you may take the most speedy measures to inform Colo. Blaine, or whoever may have the superintendance of the formation of those Magazines of this...
By a letter from Col. Hall to Genl Gist—who was left with his Regt to guard the stores at Middle Brook I find that magazines of provision are laying up there —as this is both contrary to my wish & orders I must beg you will let me know the reasons for establishing a magazine in that part of the Country or whether such a thing has actually been don, or is intended. I am Sir Yr Most Obet servt...
In your letter of the 14th instant in answer to my enquiries, I do not know whether you clearly understood my meaning and intention, As it is essential to the due execution of some plans, in contemplation, and to orders I am about to give, to have the following Questions solved with precision, I wish you to say. How much Flour and how much Salt Beef and pork you can lay in at Albany by the 1st...
A few days since I wrote you my opinion concerning the good policy of supporting faithfully Pinckney as well as Adams . The following extract of a letter from Mr. Wolcott of the 6th instant serves to confirm it— “The Fœderal Ticket is lost in this State. There are still hopes that Mr. Adams will be elected but nothing more. I hope Mr. Pinckney will be supported as the next best thing which can...
A press of business has prevented my replying sooner to your late letter on the subject of certain concerns between Mr. Church & yourself. Your arrangement with Governor Mifflin appears to me in every sense prudent and proper. It certainly will be adviseable by the additional loan you mention to Mr. Seymour to secure the debt he now owes to Mr. Church & yourself by a mortgage if one cannot be...
As it is represented to me by Doct. Craik that from the unavoidable necessity of sometimes placing the Hospitals where they cannot be supplied with provisions by the Issuing Commissarys agreeable to a Resolve of Congress; I am induced to desire you will take the proper steps to supply them whenever they may be so situated as to put it out of the power of the Issuing Commissary to do it. I am...
M rs Jay having been informed by a Gentleman who lately passed thro one of your Towns, (I think Wallingford) that good Silks were manufactured there, desires me to request the Favor of You, if [ illegible ] ^there be any for sale,^ to procure the ^a^ Pattern of a Gown and Petticoat, of some grave quaker Color, and send it to her. I am persuaded that the same motive which induces her to wish to...
Should a co-operation with the French fleet take place, it will be indispensible to our measures to have in stock a considerable quantity of good ship-bread, and a much larger quantity of rum than usual. You will however, and at all events, turn your immediate attention to these two objects; so as to have in readiness, and as soon as possible, such quantities of these articles, as from your...
From some returns which have already come to me I am led to fear that smuggling has already began in some parts of our eastern extremity. I have under consideration the business of establishing Guard boats, and will be much obliged to you for you[r] ideas on this subject—the usefulness of the thing, the kind of boats the plan upon which they ought to be established and the probable expence....
If my Order of the 12th Inst. respecting the Magazine of Provisions at Fort Pitt did not explicitly declare that the Quantity there directed to be laid up by the first of May is to be over & above the necessary Supplies for the Troops in that Quarter, I now inform you that this was my meaning—& I have further to desire that you will form a Magazine under like Circumstances and for the same...
I sent you some days since the statement of monies received by me on account of Mr Church & shall be glad to know it got safe to hand and has answered your purpose. It was as perfect as I could make it. Yrs truly ALS , Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. John B. Church, an Englishman who had married Elizabeth Hamilton’s sister Angelica, and Wadsworth had been partners during the American...