Alexander Hamilton Papers
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From Alexander Hamilton to Ebenezer Stevens, 19 April 1799

To Ebenezer Stevens, 19 April 1799

Philadelphia April 19. 1799


I sometime since desired Major Hoops to take an arrangement with you for mustering the troops under his command. But a few days before I left New York, I understood from Lt Dayton that the Muster had not taken place. If not done I request that it may be immediately done. Before I leave this place I shall arrange definitively with the Secy of War the affair of your compensation.

With great esteem I am Sir Yr. Obedient Servt

Alexander Hamilton

PS I beg you immediately to send the letter herewith to the Commanding officer at Fort Jay. The subject requires that it should not be delayed—

Col E Stevens New York

(ALS, New-York Historical Society, New York City; copy, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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