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To Alexander Hamilton from James Wilkinson, August 1799

From James Wilkinson

[New York, August, 1799]

Genl. Hamilton will find in the “Reglemens pour L’infanterie Prussienne”1 many substantial principles of duty & of service, inapplicable perhaps to our Modes of thinking & acting, but susceptible of modification. Brig Genl. W. begs leave to refer to the Chapter on “Subordination” in the second Volume particularly—and will be obliged by General Hamiltons attention to the Letter for Lt. Boote.2

Saturday Morning

Maj Genl Hamilton

AL, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Reglemens Pour L’Infanterie Prussienne. Traduit de l’Allemand Par M. Gourlay de Keralio (2 Vols., Imprimé a Berlin. Et se Trouve à Paris, Chez les freres Estienne, rue S. Jacques, 1757).

2William R. Boote was a lieutenant in the Third Regiment of Infantry.

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