Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from John Adams, [3 September] 1798

From John Adams

Quincy [Massachusetts, September 3]1 1798


I have received the Letter you did me the Honor to write me on the 24. of August: but not till the first of September: otherwise it would have been answered sooner. Mr Phillip Church, your Nephew whom you recommend to be a Captain of Infantry I have had the Pleasure to See, both in New York and Philadelphia, and have been so well Satisfied with all I know of him as to be very willing to appoint him and shall write to the Secretary at War accordingly.

With great Esteem I have the Honor to be Sir your most obedient and humble servant

John Adams

General Hamilton
at New York

LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LC, Adams Family Papers, deposited in the Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston.

1Adams incorrectly dated this letter “August 24.” The correct date appears on the letter book copy.

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