Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Theodore Meminger, 4 November 1799

From Theodore Meminger, 4 November 1799

Major Genl. A. Hamilton

Fort Mifflin Novr. 4. 1799—


I enclose Monthly Returns of Captn. Irvins & Captn. Cochrans Companies Art & Eng. stationed at this place—

In addition to these two Companies we have here One Lieut. (Francis Gibson) doing duty of Qr. Mr. & superintendant of Artificers—One surgeons Mate (Geo: Dill)—Four Artificers—of Captn. Elliotts Compy—One Drummer belonging to Captn. Ingersolls Compy. who has been on the Recruiting service—six Boysbelonging to Captn. Bishops Compy—sent here by Captn. Elliott allso Six Deserters now in Confinement—belonging to different Companies—who have been a long time confined—Brown & Tisson of Captn. Irvins Compy. have been in confinement nearly twelve months—they were tried by a Genl. Court Martial convened at Reading the proceedings of which have been transmitted to you—The above mentioned Drummer & all the Prisoners are in a bad situation as to cloathing—being almost naked—

With Respect Your Obdt. Servt.

Theodr. Meminger

Lieut. Commdg

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). There are several "X" marks in the margin of this letter in addition to numerous underlined words and names. Above the name "Tisson," H wrote "George Tyson." At the bottom of the letter H wrote four additional names, indicating which company each man belonged to and their current status. The first is "John Lewis—Shoemaker discharged." The last three are "James Murphy of Capt Irvins Company" followed by "Henry Landais" and "David Gills", both noted as belonging to "Shoemakers" company. All three of these last mentioned men are indicated as having been "Released."

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