Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Henry Glen, 24 June 1799

From Henry Glen, 24 June 1799

Schonectady 24th. June 1799.


The Inclosed are Copies of letters for your prusial the Contents I hope you will take into your Series Consideration in perticuler not to loss sight of the Promotion of my Son is Intitled. too and Likewise the furlogh I now take the Liberty of Asking for my Son John Visger Glen who is yet an Ensign in the 2d. Regt. & with Genll. Wilkinson should you think proper as the Secrety of war has Refered me to you of Granted him A forlough I shall be oblidge to you & if so Granted wither you will be so Kind as to forward the furlogh or send it to me to be forwardd. through the hands of the Seretary of War I shall thank you to heare from you Soon

I am Sir with Great respect your most Obd. Humle. Sert.

Henry Glen

Major General Hamilton

PS. I take the freedom of sending you a Copy of Genll. wilkinsons letter to me ware in you will find the ⟨Charter⟩ he Gives my Son—I have A letter from my Son of A latter date ware he says its the General wish that I shall apply for leave of apsince for him from the Secry of war or the Commander of the Army

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing James Wilkinson to Glen, November 4, 1798; Glen to James McHenry, May 27, 1799; McHenry to Glen, June 8, 1799 (copies, in Glen’s handwriting, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On the cover of the letter from Henry Glen, H wrote a draft of his reply: "Rect. acknowleged—His son by a general regulation is already a second Lieutenant. I do not incline myself to grant furloughs to officers of the Western army, it being most proper to leave it to the discretion of the Commandg officer of that army. I have written to him to say that I have no objection, if in his opinion it is consistent with the good of the service."

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