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From Alexander Hamilton to James McHenry, 27 May 1800

To James McHenry, 27 May 1800

Camp Scotch Plains May 27th. 1800

Sir,

If Lieut. Peyton’s resignation is not definitive, I request that the acceptance of it may be suspended—He has written me a letter for which it is indispensable that he should be arrested. I request to be inform’d without delay as to his situation—

with great respect &c

Send me if you please a copy of Lt. Peyton’s letter which I forwarded in mine of the 18th.

Jas. McHenry Esq Secy. of War

(Df, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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