Jeremiah Olney to Alexander Hamilton and
Oliver Wolcott, Junior1
Providence the 23 Apl. 1800.
Permit me to recommend to your Civilities the Reverend Doctr. Enos Hitchcock,2 who is appointed a Deligate from this State Society to attend the Meeting of the Genl. Cincinnati to be held at Philadelphia on the first Monday in May next. He is a Gentleman of real merit—possessing all the requisites to render an acquaintance with him Valuable, and is a genuine Federalist—well attached to the Constitution and Government of the United States.
Yours with Sincere Esteem
Maj. Genl. Hamilton N. York
& Oliver Wolcott Esqe. Philadelph.
ADfS, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence.
1. Olney was collector of customs at Providence.
2. Hitchcock had served as a chaplain during the American Revolution. From the end of the war until his death in 1803, he was the minister of the Benevolent Congregational Church in Providence.