Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to James Read, 1 March 1800

To James Read, 1 March 1800

New York Feby. 28. March 1 1800.


I have received the inclosed letter from a J Valentine a private Soldier at Fort Jay. You will make enquiries as to the truth of its contents & report to me accordingly.

Captn. Eddins has also recommended to me the discharge of J. M. Perrin a private Soldier in his Company, to which I shall have no objection provided Perrin procures an able substitute in his place.

with true consideration &—

Captn. Read

(Df, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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