Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Samuel Hodgdon, 4 June 1800

From Samuel Hodgdon

Philadelphia, 4th. June, 1800.


I was duly honored with your letter of the 29th. ulto.1 I will examine into the state of the Clothing due the corps or Detachments that may arrive at Niagara from Detroit, or elsewhere, as soon as I Know their numbers and to what Regiments they belong—but from present information I am induced to believe it will be found they have received their full dues for the current year. When a regular Return appears I can ascertain the facts, and no time shall be lost in forwarding any portion due.

The several public offices are removing,2 the war office will close with this week—but I am to remain to complete sundry pieces of business on hand—’tis probable I may be detained a considerable time. You will therefore be pleased to continue your communications as usual.

With respect and esteem,   yours

Samuel Hodgdon

General A. Hamilton.

LC, RG 92, Letter Book of Samuel Hodgdon, August 27, 1779, to October 22, 1800, National Archives.

1In this letter, which is listed in the appendix to this volume, H wrote to Hodgdon: “The following is an extract of a letter from Major Rivardi dated the 8th. of May instant.

“‘I am in daily expectation of the troops and Officers from Detroit, & hope they will bring Cloathing with them for the Infantry several men being des[ti]tute of it.’

“Having no exact account of the supplies that have been sent to that place, I send you the above for your information & Government.”

2The United States Government was moving from Philadelphia to the City of Washington.

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