Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Caleb Swan, 6 December 1799

From Caleb Swan, 6 December 1799

Philadelphia Decr 6th 1799.


I have received your letter of the 4th instant.

Mr. Brooks a Cadet, in the artillery was appointed to the business of paying the troops at and near Staunton and set off on the business, about three days since.

I have heard that Lt Merriweather Lewis, was coming to Wilmington to join the recruiting party there. I know him to be very capabale of a business of the kind but Mr Brooks’s appointment was Concurred in by the secretary of war, and I have no doubt he will perform well.

I have the honor to be very respectfully Sir yr obt Servt

C: Swan PMG.

Genl Hamilton

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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