Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to James McHenry, 13 May 1800

To James McHenry, 13 May 1800

NY. May 13th. 1800



The enclosed are a copy of a letter from

Mr. David Thompson to whom the enclosed papers relate is not an officer of the army. It is therefore, in my opinion, ⟨indispensible⟩ proper that he receive a compensation for his services. If you concur with me, you will be pleased to give the necessary directions in the case—

S of War

(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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