Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Peter Robinson, 7 October 1799

From Peter Robinson, 7 October 1799

George Town Delaware October 7th. 1799


Having understood by a Letter from the Secretary at War, dated 11th. March 1799, that I was appointed an Ensign in the first Regement of Infantry I took the earliest opportunity to inform him of my Acceptance of that appointment.

I now take this method to inform you that I am ready to Obey any Orders you may please to favour me with, directed to the Post Office George Town Delaware.

Peter Robinson

Major General Allexander Hamilton

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On the cover H wrote a draft of his reply: "He will proceed to Wilmington & take the orders of Major Cass." There are an "X" mark and a crude bracket in the left margin beside the first paragraph. The bracket starts on the line beginning "1799, that I was appointed..." and ends on the line beginning "I took the earliest opportunity...."

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