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From Alexander Hamilton to John Adlum, 23 August 1799

To John Adlum1

New York, August 23, 1799. “… I am not anxious that any part of your force should be stationed at Easton if you think it of importance to keep the whole united. It would however be a strong motive to the stationing of a small party at Easton if the recruiting service could be benefited by the measure. It is not convenient at present to reinforce your detachment, but as I am not apprehensive of an attack on your troops from the disaffected of ⟨the⟩ country,2 I should have no objection on that score to your sending a company to Easton, if on other accounts you should deem it advisable.…”

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

1This letter was written in reply to Adlum to H, July 22, 1799.

2This is a reference to Fries’s Rebellion. See James McHenry to H, March 13, 1799, note 12.

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