Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from John H. Buell, 1 November 1799

From John H. Buell, 1 November 1799

Bennington Vermont Novr. 1st. 1799


Some time since I sent on my Account for pay Subsistenc and forrage to the Accountent, he wrote me that he had handed it over to Colol. Swan Esqr. Pay Master Genl. for his examination and payment. I then wrote the Pay master Genl. and Reced. the enclosed for Answer—

I expect by this time that some arrangments have bin made in that department, so as that the Bearer my friend Mr. Wadsworth can Receive the mony for me at New York and bring it on to me—

but should this not be the Case I have desired Mr. Wadsworth to wait on the Genl. for furder directions

I am in want of the Mony or I would not have trobled you with

I have the honor to be Sir with great Respect Your Obet Servt

John H. Buell Majr

2d. Regt. Infantry

Majr Genl. Hamilton

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On the cover H’s instructions read: "Copy of this letter to be sent to the Depy Pay MG when he shall arrive with request that he will take the proper steps in the case."

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