Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Mahlon Ford, 20 September 1799

From Mahlon Ford, 20 September 1799

Elizabeth Town Sept 20th. 1799—


I see in the Tren Town Newspaper, that the Secretary of War orders the Officers of the first Regt. of Artillrs & Engrs. to make Report to you, of the reason of their absence from their Commands. I should have ere this have been with mine but since I have received Genl. Pinckney’s Letter informing me where I should be stationed, I have been very unwell with the Disentary, but am so well that in a few day I expect to take up my March for Norfolk.

I am Sir Your Obedt Sevt

Mahlon Ford Major

Artillrs & Engrs.

Major Gen. A Hamilton

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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