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From Alexander Hamilton to William Macpherson, 22 December 1799

To William Macpherson1

Pha. Dr. 22 99


I send you the copy of an order2 which will govern you relative to the funeral honors to be paid to our departed Chief.

You will be prepared I hope by Thursday.

I must request you to render the ceremony as solemn as possible.

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

1Macpherson was in charge of the military ceremonies which were to be held in Philadelphia to commemorate George Washington’s death. See “General Orders,” December 21, 1799.

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