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From Alexander Hamilton to James Bennett, 1 July 1799

To James Bennett, 1 July 1799

New York July 1st. 1799

Sir

Your letter of the 28th. Ulto. is received In answer I have to observe that the routine of promotion is not supposed to apply in the constitution of a new Regiment, nor till the organisation of it has been once Completed by the appointment and acceptance of the field Officers. But I have taken care to bring pretensions to the vacant Majority under the consideration of the Secy. of War.

With consideration &c

Capt. Bennett

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

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