Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Jesse Lukens, 27 August 1799

From Jesse Lukens, 27 August 1799

Detroit 27. Augt. 1799.


I have seen an unofficial list of the promotions and appointments in the four first Regiments of Infantry, in the 2. of which I perceive my name as Captain, if this is the case which I presume it is, you will confer an obligation on me by giving me official information thereof with the date of my promotion in order that I govern myself accordingly

I have the honor to be with every Consideration of respect & Esteem Your very Obt. Servt.

J. Lukens 1st. Lieut. 2. Regt.

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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