Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Joseph Elliott, 24 May 1799

To Joseph Elliott, 24 May 1799

New York May 24. 1799


I have heretofore written you several letters sometimes addressed to you by name and sometimes by the description of the Commanding Officer at Fort Mifflin to neither of which have I received any reply. I am of course altogether at a loss to account for this silence.

This will be delivered in a manner which will ascertain its delivery. You will reply to it by the bearer; explaining the cause of the past silence

with consideration I am Sir Your obed Servt.

Alex Hamilton

⟨Capt.⟩ Elliot

(Copy, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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