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To Alexander Hamilton from Lewis Tousard, 18 March 1799

From Lewis Tousard, 18 March 1799

Major General Alexr. Hamilton.

Newport March 18th. 1799

Dear Sir

I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 7th instt. I communicated it to the present Commanding officer, and have taken the command at Rhode Island agreably to your order. He inclosed to me a copy of your letter of the 15th. of Febry. to the contents of which I will exactly conform myself. I will bear in mind, in the exercise of my command, that I am not to be long stationary and take care that the public service shall not suffer from the justice you was pleased to pay to my Commission.

With the greatest respect I have the honor to be Dear Sir Your most obliged and Very hble Servt

Lewis Tousard

Commandant Rhode Island

(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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