Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Richard Hunewell, 15 October 1799

From Richard Hunewell, 15 October 1799

Portland 15th. October 1799


In answer to your letter of 19th. Septr. I have selected, from the four candidates, recently recommended for your consideration as Cadets: Mrs George Blake & Oliver Emerson: I have made known to them the substance of your Letter, should they meet your approbation, from my former recommendation, & they appointed, it will be very pleasing to me.

I am with great respect Sir your Humble. Servant.

Richard Hunewell

Honble. Alexr. Hamilton Esqr Major Genl. & Inspector General United States Army New York

(L, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). In the left margin on the first page of the letter, there is a printer’s fist and a vertical line on the page beside the lines in the first paragraph beginning with, "recommended for your consideration..." and ending with, "the substance of your Letter...."

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