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Appointment as Delegate to the General Meeting of the Society of the Cincinnati, 3 May 1788

Appointment as
Delegate to the General Meeting
of the Society of the Cincinnati

New York, May 3, 1788. Baron von Steuben, president of the Society of the Cincinnati of the State of New York, signed a certification that Hamilton and six other men1 had been appointed delegates to represent New York in the “General Meeting of the society of ye. Cincinnati to be holden in the City of Philadelphia on Monday the fifth day of May 1788.”

DS, Papers of the Society of the Cincinnati, Library of Congress.

1The other delegates were von Steuben, Robert R. Livingston, William Duer, James Miles Hughes, Morgan Lewis, and Benjamin Walker.

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