Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from John J. U. Rivardi, 27 June 1799

From John J. U. Rivardi

Niagara [New York] June 27, 1799. Encloses “a Map of river Miami, also a plan of The Fort of the Same Name.”1 States: “My health is I hope perfectly restored & as the fever has left me I trust soon to recover my usual Strength.”2 States that he is willing to remain at Niagara throughout the winter. Maintains that “a public Vessel on this lake … would I am Sure prove œconomical in the end.”

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Rivardi had prepared these maps from copies supplied by Robert Pilkington, a captain in the British army. See Rivardi to H, June 12, 1799.

2This is a reference to Rivardi’s previous requests to be transferred to the East because of poor health. See Rivardi to H, March 21, April 28, May 30, 1799; H to Rivardi, June 25, 1799.

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