Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to James McHenry, 4 October 1799

To James McHenry, 4 October 1799

New York October 4th. 1799


Colonel Read informs me that he had not heard from those of his officers whose names are subjoined.

You must be able to tell probably know where these Gentlemen reside, and whether they have accepted or declined. I would be much obliged to you if you would signify to Such of them as have accepted the propriety of joining their Commandant at Raleigh. But should you decline this if you will mention to me the places where they are to be found I will write to them myself if you prefer that I should write to them you will be so good as to inform me where they are to be found.

With great respect I am, Sir

Secretary of War

(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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