Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Nathan Rice, 31 May 1800

To Nathan Rice

Camp Scotch Plains [New Jersey]
May 31st. 1800


I have directed the D Q M General1 to furnish the troops when disbanded with transportation to places from which they can conveniently procure conveyance to their respective homes. The sick such of them as cannot be conveyed with their corps will remain in their quarters under the care of a surgeon. The Contractor will supply them as heretofore.2

Col. Rice

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

1No letter to Aaron Ogden about transportation has been found.

2For H’s orders concerning the sick, see H to Elias B. Dayton, May 31, 1800; H to Ogden, May 31, 1800; H to William S. Smith, May 31, 1800 (all listed in the appendix to this volume). See also H to Ogden, May 10, 1800.

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