Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Moses Blackly, 26 February 1799

From Moses Blackly, 26 February 1799

Huntington Feby. 26th. AD 1799


Selah Strong Esquire Informs me by Letter that He has recomended me to you as a suitable Character for an Officer in the Fedral Army about to be raised for the defence of the United States & requested your Influence on my behalf. A most Grateful Acknowledgement would take place on my part should you see proper to assist in such an appointment.

I am with the Utmost Respect your Excellencys obedient Sert.

Moses Blackly

Major Genl. Alexr. Hamilton

NB. A Respectable Company of Young Men might be Raised on the Island


(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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