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To Alexander Hamilton from James McHenry, 29 April 1800

From James McHenry, 29 April 1800

War Department April 29th. 1800

Sir,

The friends of Pierson Green a private in Captain Henrys Company in the Second regiment of Artillerists and Engineers having applied to me for his discharge on account of his being disqualified for active service I directed him to be examined by Doctor Gillasspy formerly Surgeon of the 3d Regiment of Infantry who has given the following Certificate:

“Philada. April 24. 1800

I certify on examination that Pierson Green a private in Captain Henrys Company in the Second regiment of Artillerists and Engineers from the loss of the forefinger of the right hand and first joint of the forefinger of the left hand, the right arm and metatarsal bones of the right foot being injured by fracture he is rendered unfit for active service.”

Geo: Gillaspy.

In consequence of this Certificate a discharge was granted on the 28 instant to the said Pierson Green—You will be pleased to cause this information to be communicated to Captain Henry—

I have no objections to Lieut Voorhees being appointed Adjutant to the 11. Regiment as recommended in your letter of the 28 instant

I am with great respect Your obed servant

James McHenry

Major Genl. Hamilton

(LS, Hamilton Papers, brary of Congress). There are two "X" marks in the left margin, one beside the third paragraph, and another beside the fourth paragraph.

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