Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to James McHenry, 9 August 1799

To James McHenry, 9 August 1799

New York Aug 9. 1799


I regret that a pressure of business has happened to put out of view the subject of your letter of the 12th. of July recalled to my attention by yours of yesterday.

I ⟨—⟩ am of opinion against the transfers proposed. It is more easy to enlist for the Artillery than the Infantry, especially those of the four Western Regiments stationed in the West. I perceive no peculiar advantage, otherwise, from the transfer & consequently no motive for making it. I therefore advise that the Cloat Infantry cloathing be sent for the party.

Wish great respect I have the honor to be Sir Yr Obed Sr


The Secy of War

(ADfS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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