Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to James McHenry, 26 February 1800

To James McHenry

New York February. 26th. 1800


I have the honor of forwarding to you the definitive arrangement of the relative ranks of the officers of 16 Uni States Infantry which has been approved of by me.1

with great respect &c

Secretary of War

Df, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1On February 26, 1800, in a letter listed in the appendix to this volume, H wrote to Lieutenant Colonel Rufus Graves, commanding officer of the Sixteenth Regiment of Infantry and approved “the alterations in the relative Rank of the Officers of your regiment.” The arrangement of the Sixteenth Regiment which H sent to McHenry has not been found.

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