Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to James McHenry, 5 March 1799

To James McHenry, 5 March 1799

New York March 5, 1799


As the original of the inclosed duplicate must have miscarried, I take the liberty to ask the favour of you to cause the Duplicate to the addressed to the proper Officer by name & to be forwarded to him in a mode that will be render the conveyance certain.

It is necessary that the Letter for Col. Moore should immediately get to hand. He has requested me to transmit all letters for him under cover to you. If I receive no intimation to the contrary I shall pursue the request.

Should there be any persons liable in situations to be tried by a General

The Judge Advocate

Mr. Hare, who has been appointed to act as Judge Advocate at the Court Marshal of which Col Moore is to President has been directed to wait upon you to inquire whether there are any other persons ⟨there⟩ besides Capt Vance, within your knowlege, who are in situations to be tried by a General Court Marshal.

With very great respect & esteem I have the honor to be Sir Your Obed Ser

The Secy at War

(ADf, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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