Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, 2 December 1799

To Charles Cotesworth Pinckney1

N Y. Decr. 2. 99


Agreeable to a conversation which we had while you were in this city2 I have directed Lieutenant Walbach to repair to your Head Quarters3 for the purpose of assisting in preparing a system for the Tactics and police of the Cavalry.

It being of importance that this object should be accomplished in the course of the ensuing winter4 I shall count on your obliging disposition towards me no less than on your zeal for the service, that all practicable dispatch will be given to the object.

Genl Pinckney

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

1For background to this letter, see H to James McHenry, November 30, 1799.

2Pinckney had been in New York City on October 28, 1799, for a conference with H. See H to McHenry, October 29, 1799.

3H to John De Barth Walbach, November 30, 1799 (listed in the appendix to this volume).

4The remaining words in this sentence are in H’s handwriting.

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