Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Eli B. Clemson, 7 September 1799

From Eli B. Clemson, 7 September 1799

Major General Hamilton ⟨——⟩

West Chester Sept 7th. 1799


Agreeable to a publication Issued by The secretary at War Which Reached me This day I accordingly Hasten to report Myself to your Honor Informing you I Await your Orders With Attention and Pleasure, if Expedient I could be on the Recruiting service in Lancaster Chester Or any of the adjoining counties I think I Could have vary good success your Honor will be pleased to direct your Letter or Orders to downingstown post Office

And vary much Oblidge your Obedient Adhearer

Eli B. Clemson

2nd Lieut 1st. U.S Regt. Inft.

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On the cover H’s endorsement reads: "Rct. Acknowleged. Filed in the particular bundle."

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