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From Alexander Hamilton to Nathan Rice, 22 August 1799

To Nathan Rice

New York Augt. 22. 99.


I have received a letter from Cn. Ashmun1 of your regiment in which he informs me that he has sent Samuel Woolcott, a deserter from the first regiment of Artillerists to the commanding officer of the district at Springfield. You will immediately send this deserter under the guard of a corporal and file of men to Major Tousarde2 at Rhode Island.

With great consideration

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

1Phineas Ashmun to H, August 16, 1799 (listed in the appendix to this volume).

2Lewis Tousard.

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