Public Papers of Daniel D. Tompkins, Governor of New York, 1807-1817, Volume 1

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Contents

And the Sentence is Approved by the CommanderinChief
130
A General Order for Officers
135
New York City and County Officers
141
Governor Lewis Orders Out a Brigade for a Review
147
Captain Bernard Blooms Troop of Cavalry in Queens County
155
Governor Tompkins Rebukes Delinquent Officers 161165
161
Very Serious Charges Preferred Against Capt David Ferris 167170
167
A Troop of Cavalry for Columbia County
173
Flying Artillery for Onondaga County
179
Promotions
185
The Third Regiment of Artillery ReorganizedA Step Necessi
190
Major Davis Temporarily Succeeds Major Paulding
197
New Yorks Quota Under the LawAnd How It was Proportioned
203
Organizing for WarNew York State Militia and How It
209
A Rifle Company from Greenbush and Schodack
217
Designating Gen Giles Brigade
223
The North Castle Rifle Company
228
Col Sitcher Restored to Command
235
The Yates Court Martial Case 246257
246
The Governor Sustains the Decision of Another Court Martial
257
Another Dispute Relative to Rank
266
The New York Troops Ordered to Parade on Peter Stuyvesants
272
Rockland County Favored with a Brigade
276
A New Brigade of Cavalry Organized
284
Additional Organizations
293
The Governor Disapproves the Findings of a Court MartialAnd
299
Several New Companies Organized Under Restrictions 308311
308
Protecting Our Frontier LineThe Danger to Our Frontier Just
315
In Mourning for the First Governor of New York
321
Captain Costegan is Assigned to Command
325
Three Squadrons of Cavalry to a Regiment
333
Olark Rice Wins His Case
342
Two Promotions
348
Pushing War Supplies to Black Rock
354
Artillery Ordered to Plattsburg
358
The Governor Alive to the Danger to Our Frontier 360362
360
Grape Canister Other Ordnance and Quartermaster Stores Shipped
366
Another Controversy Over Rank
372
Advancing Upon the Canada Line
380
Three Infantry Companies Ordered for the Defence of Sag Harbor
386
Two More Regiments Ordered Into Service
393
Assignments 399401
399
More Organizations of Exempts Formed and Officers Assigned
403
Captain Mahars Rifle Company Ordered to Onondaga
409
He Transfers Headquarters to Oswego and Commends
416
The Ninth Regiment of Artillery Reduced to a Battalion
473
The Second Regiment of Horse Artillery Organized
480
The Charges Against Major Wheeler and Lieut Wheeler
485
In Spite of the Critical Condition of Affairs Officers Found Time
492
The BrushBloom Controversy Settled
500
The Governors Energetic MeasuresMakes an Appeal for Volun
508
Washington Irving as a WarriorThe First Order He Issues is
509
Disputes Over Rank in the Thirtieth Regiment
516
Another Dispute Over Rank
524
The Governor Gives Advice Relative to the Expense for Regimen
539
As to Military ExemptsThe Governor Expounds the Law Which
544
Delightful Discretion Left to Officers in the Matter of Details
550
Snubbed by the Former Adjutant GeneralGovernor Tompkins
556
Colonel Gray and Major Yates Prefer Charges Against Each
560
Contention Over Military Appointments
566
No Exemption for Mr Van Antwerp
574
AdjutantGeneral Paulding Renders Opinions on Two Disputed
580
Straightening Out Mooted Points as to the Rights and Authority
587
Military Letters and Packets Addressed to the Adjutant General
593
The Military Force of New York Placed at 100000 in 1811
601
A Brief Communication to Colonel Snell
608
General Van Wyck Remiss
614
Enrolling Volunteers on the QuietThe Governor Preparing to
620
Perfecting the Military Organization
635
Commanders of the Northern Brigades
643
The Eleventh Regiment of Cavalry
649
Governor Tompkins to General DearbornRed Tape Barring
656
General Paulding to Major Crosby
660
Another Commander of Volunteers Complimented
665
General Paulding to Major Aycrigg
671
Exempts Eligible to Organize Companies But Not Regiments
677
General Westbrook Commended
683
Gen Peter Van Zandt Resigns
689
The Presidents Order Placing Governor Tompkins in Command
699
A Number of Courts Martial 705709
705
A Number of Prisoners Pardoned 712714
712
Militia Maintained at Sag Harbor
718
Members of the Wilkinson Court Martial
725
General Orders and Courts Martial 731732
731
Captain Swett Released from Arrest
747
Headquarters Transferred to the Government House
751
General Orders
757
Governor Tompkins at His Own Request Relieved from Com
764
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