Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to James McHenry, 30 May 1800

To James McHenry, 30 May 1800

⟨C⟩amp S Plains May 30th. 1800


Enclosed is an extract of a letter which I have just received from Colonel Rice—

It was my intention to have caused the regiments to be provided with bands of music, and this I doubt not will hereafter be considered as an useful arrangement—from this circumstance, and the particular situation of things I think it advisable that the U States should take the Musical instruments procured by Col. Rice, and pay the expence of them.

S of War

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

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