Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Nathan Rice, 22 August 1799

To Nathan Rice

New York August 22 1799


I have just received a letter from the Secretary of war1 in which he informs me that the resignation of Lieutenant Samuel W. Church2 of your regiment is accepted. You will please to signify the same to Lieutenant Church, and inform me when he actually receives the notice.

With great consideration   I am &c. &c.

Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1James McHenry to H, August 21, 1799 (listed in the appendix to this volume).

2Church was appointed an ensign in the Fourteenth Regiment of Infantry on March 3, 1799 (Executive Journal, I description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate (Washington, 1828), I. description ends , 323), and on the same day, in accordance with Section 2 of “An Act for the better organizing of the Troops of the United States; and for other purposes” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America, I (Boston, 1845); II (Boston, 1850). description ends 749–55 [March 3, 1799]), he became a second lieutenant (Heitman, United States Army description begins Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, From Its Organization, September 29, 1789, to March 2, 1903 (Washington, 1903). description ends , I, 301).

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