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From Alexander Hamilton to Nathan Rice, 5 June 1799

To Nathan Rice

New York June 5th 1799

Sir,

I have been informed by the Secretary of War1 that all the articles for Arming clothing and equipping of your Regiment will be delivered to your order or that of your Pay & Quartermaster at your Regimental Rendezvous by Jonathan Jackson Esquire of Boston and Mr. Joseph Williams of Springfield six hundred and eighty stand of Arms and as many Gun worms to be furnished by the latter Gentleman and the rest by Mr. Jackson.

The Secy. of War has no objections to the exchanges proposed by yourself and Col: Hunnewell of Capt. Draper in the room of Capt. Brown & 2d. Lieut Durant in the place of 2d. Lieut Harrington.2 They are therefore to take place.

Your nomination of your Regimental Staff is likewise approved. The Secy of War informs me3 that the recruiting Money for your Regiment was transmitted on the 7th of May.

Df, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1James McHenry to H, June 4, 1799 (listed in the appendix to this volume).

2For the proposed exchanges, see Rice to H, May 23, 1799. For the approval of the Secretary of War, see McHenry to H, June 4, 1799 (listed in the appendix to this volume).

3McHenry to H, June 4, 1799 (listed in the appendix to this volume).

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