Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Joseph Phillips, 14 February 1800

From Joseph Phillips, 14 February 1800

Philadelphia 14th. Feby. 1800.


I am sorry to inform you that by attending the funeral procession of the late Commander in Chief in this city on the 26th. Decr. I took a violent cold which brought on a Rheumatic affection of the acute kind that has Rendered me unable to comply with your orders. I am at present on the Recovery and hope shortly to be able to set out for Tennessee (to join the Regt. to which I belong) agreeably to your directions.

enclosed Sir you have further testimony of my Situation—

I have the honor to be Sir, your Most obedt. & most Humble Servant

J. Phillips Surgeon

4th. U.S. Regt.

Majr Genl. Hamilton

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing certificate of Joseph Strong, February 14, 1800 (ADS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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