George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Alexander Hamilton, 14 October 1799

From Alexander Hamilton

Trenton [N.J.] Octor 14th [17]99


The enclosed abstract was founded on returns actually received in the office of the Adjutant General. From subsequent letters it appears that many recruits have been enlisted since the date of those returns.1 With the Highest respect I have the honor to be Sir your obt Set

Alexander Hamilton

LS, DLC:GW; Df, DLC: Hamilton Papers.

1Hamilton wrote GW again from Trenton on 17 Oct. before returning to New York on 19 Oct. : “I have the honor to transmit for your information An Abstract of the recruiting returns which were received at the Adjutant Generals office to the 5th of October last inclusively. From subsequent informal communications, I am authorised to say that the numbers now actually inlisted considerably exceed those which appear in the Return” (DLC:GW). The abstracts enclosed in the two letters have not been found. Neither of these letters is listed in the Syrett edition of the Hamilton Papers.

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