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From Alexander Hamilton to Nathan Rice, 18 April 1800

To Nathan Rice

N Y. April 18th 1800


Enclosed is a letter from Captain Ashmun requesting permission of absence.1 Applications of the kind should always come thro’ the commanding officer accompanied with his opinion.2 You are at libery to grant Captain Ashmun a furlough till some time in May.

Col. Rice

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

1Phineas Ashmun’s letter has not been found.

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