Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Hezekiah Bissell, 3 March 1800

From Hezekiah Bissell, 3 March 1800

Fort Niagara March 3d. 1800


In conformity to instructions which Major Rivardi has received, authorizing him to appoint a Q Master to this Post, I have the honor to acquaint you, that he, on the 1st. Inst. granted that appointment to me. I hope it will not be deemed incompatible with the duties of my Profession, & that I shall be allowed the usual compensation. I must apologize for troubling you with this, but beg that you will inform me, whether I can with propriety proceed on this Duty. I have the honor to be Sir with very great Respect yr. Obdt. Sert.

Hezh. W. Bissell. S.M.

Major Genl. Hamilton—

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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