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To Alexander Hamilton from James McHenry, 12 November 1799, with enclosure

From: Hamilton Papers | Volumes | Volume XXIV | To Alexander Hamilton from James McHenry, 12 November 1799, with enclosure

I received your letter dated the 25th. ulto: at Trenton, when the business of the Office, had closed there and preparations were making to return to the Seat of Government. This letter relates to claims against the United States for Services rendered by Lieutenant Campbell Smith, which are stated to be of two kinds. 1st: For Services as Judge Advocate for more than two years previous to the...
Relative to the claim of Lt Smith, who was appointed Judge Advocate to the Army by the Commanding Officer Genl Wilkinson in general orders, and who for sometime as it is stated to me rendered services in that capacity to the United States it is my opinion he is equitably entitled to compensation for those services. Though Genl Wilkinson does not in my opinion possess the power of appointing...