Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to James Wilkinson, 13 November 1799

To James Wilkinson

N Y Nov. 13th. 99


I have just received your letter of yesterday with it’s enclosure.

I have recommended Mr Vereker to the Secretary of War for the post of cadet,1 and shall consider the suggestions in Lieut. Claiborne’s letter relative to the recruiting service.

In consequence of a communication which I received from Col Hamtramck2 I had written to him3 on the subject of his request to pass the winter at Cincinnati, and had not only expressed an unwillingness to interfere with the arrangement of the Commanding General of the western army, but likewise my opinion that Fort Fayette was the place most proper for his station. I would therefore advise that you adhere to your arrangement.

With &c

G Wilkinson

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

1H to James McHenry, November 13, 1799 (listed in the appendix to this volume).

2John F. Hamtramck to H, November 1, 1799 (listed in the appendix to this volume).

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