Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from James McHenry, 21 June 1799

From James McHenry, 21 June 1799

War department 21st. June 1799


In my letter of yesterday it was stated, that on the 15 day of October last Major Jackson was furnished with one thousand dollars on account of the recruiting service, of which there remained a balance in his hands of three hundred and ninety eight dollars and six Cents.

As he was charged, under the old instructions, with superintending the recruiting service and furnishing money to these Officers, it will be proper to know whether the balance remains in his hands. If it has ben paid to the recruiting Officers, I shall have whatever sum you may be pleased to order sent to the person you will name, who is to receive it—

I am Sir with great respect Your obedient servant

James McHenry

Major General Hamilton

(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). H’s directions on the cover read: "Copy for Major Jackson. It is said sent to him that he may attend to the suggestion in the report of deficiencies required by my letter of yesterday—June 22 1799." There is an "X" mark in the left margin beside the line in the second paragraph beginning "the recruiting service and furnishing money to these Officers...."

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