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From Alexander Hamilton to James McHenry, 8 November 1799

To James McHenry, 8 November 1799

NY. Nor. 8th—1799


I send enclose to you a letter from Lt. Wands who bears in his regiment the character of an useful officer. He has been particularly serviceable in the recruiting business. Unless there be something ⟨—⟩ or a special interposition in his favour improper I think it would be attended with advantage to the public If it is not thought that the precedent would be an inconvenient one I think the service would be benefitted by a compliance with his request.

With great respect &c

S of War

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

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