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To Alexander Hamilton from James De Haert, 4 August 1798

From James De Haert, 4 August 1798

Union N.Y. 4 Augt. 1798

Dear Sir

Having no family I should be glad to go in the army

May I take the liberty of asking your recommendation to be appointed an officer If you consider me worthy and competent which it will confer great obligations on your most Obedt huml. Servt

James De Haert

Alexr. Hamilton Esqr.

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). H’s endorsement reads: "asking an appt in the army. A H."

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