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To Alexander Hamilton from James McHenry, 23 August 1799

From James McHenry, 23 August 1799

War department August 23d. 1799

Sir,

The selecting of fit characters to nominate to the President to fill the Offices of Surgeon and Surgeons Mates for the Twelfth regiment having been referred to you I enclose recommendations in favour of John H. Douglas—from S. Stringer. Jas. Cochran & C. R Yates which I received this morning. These you will please to return—

I have the honor to be with great respect Sir Your obedient servant

James McHenry

Major General Alexr Hamilton

(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LS, letterpress copy, James McHenry Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing: James Cochran to McHenry, August 15, 1799 (ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress); Samuel Stringer to McHenry, August 16, 1799 (ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress); John H. Douglass to McHenry, August 19, 1799 (ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress); certificate of Michael Henry, September 20, 1797 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress); deposition by Michael Henry, September 20, 1797 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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