Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Nicholas Gilman, 19 November 1790

To Nicholas Gilman1

Treasury Department, November 19, 1790. “Before I had the honor to receive your letter2 relative to Captain Hall, the President of the United States had appointed Captain Hopley Yeaton to the Command of the Revenue Cutter which is to be built in New Hampshire.3 As it has happened in other instances it is possible Captain Hall, tho’ recommended as Master may accept the Station of first Mate whose compensation you will recollect is Twenty Dollars per Month besides two rations per day.…”

LS, Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library.

1Gilman was a Federalist member of the House of Representatives from New Hampshire.

2Letter not found.

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