Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Yelverton Peyton, 30 April 1799

From Yelverton Peyton, 30 April 1799

Philadelphia April 30th 1799


In obedience to an order of the Hon’ble James McHenry Secy of War, of the 15th Inst I have the honor to report myself as Lieutenant & Qr Master of the 1st US. Regiment of Infantry, on leave of absence for the recovery of my health, I am at present unfit for duty, herewith you have inclosed evidence of my situation—

I have now to request of you, a furlough for the reestablishment of my health only—with due respect & consideration I have the honor to be your Obt. Hble Servant

Y. Peyton Lieutt

& Qr. Master 1st. Regt of Infy

Major Genl. Hamilton

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On the cover H wrote a draft of his reply: "He may continue on furlough reporting to me his situation on the first day of every month for further order."

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