Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to James McHenry, 23 May 1800

To James McHenry

Head Quarters
Plainfield New Jersey
May 23 1800


I have directed the Pay Master General1 to deliver to his Deputy with General Pinckney,2 bounty money for four companies of Infantry. To Lieut. Richmond3 bounty money for four companies of Infantry, To Lieut. Woolstencraft4 bounty money for six companies of Artillerists. This I consider as a sufficient provision for completing the two Regs. of Artillerists including the additional battallion as well as the four old regiments of Infantry. I make this communication to you that if any part of the arrangement should not meet your approbation you may inform me of it, and, in the meantime, interpose your orders to the P M General to prevent it from being carried into effect.

S of War

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

3James Richmond was a lieutenant and adjutant in the Second Regiment of Infantry.

4Charles Wollstonecraft, a native of England and brother of Mary Wollstonecraft, was a lieutenant in the Second Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers.

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