Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Caleb Swan, 21 May 1800

From Caleb Swan1

Philadelphia May 21. 1800.


I have received your letter of the 20th instant,2 and the estimate enclosed.

I sent yesterday to the 6th Regiment in north Carolina 15.000 dollars in drafts on Wilmington—these drafts will probably arrive in time to enable the paymaster of that Regiment3 to pay off the officers and men before the 15 June 1800. I have also, paid the balance in full to the paymaster of the 8th Regiment4 who was to leave town this morning—the paymaster of the 9th is here5—his business will be dispatched in two days. I have written to the paymasters of the 7th6 and 10th7 Regiments, to attend, and do expect that before the last day of this month I shall be able to report to you that all my part of the pending business is completed.

I have the honor to be   With great respect   Sir Yr. Mo obt Servt

C: Swan PMG

Genl. Hamilton

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1For background to this letter, see H to Swan, May 17, 19, 1800; “General Orders,” May 18, 1800.

2This letter, which is listed in the appendix to this volume, contains further instructions on how to pay the troops that were about to be disbanded and an estimate from Deputy Paymaster Benjamin Williamson on the sums needed for paying the troops.

3Carleton Walker.

4Lemuel Bent.

5Ninian Pinkney.

6Calvin Morgan.

7Samuel R. Franklin.

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