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From Alexander Hamilton to William C. Bentley, 17 August 1799

To William C. Bentley, 17 August 1799

New York August 17, 1799

Sir,

Col. Parker mentions to me that you have placed an officer at Sheperd’s Town for the purpose of enlistment. You will be pleased, if this has been the case, to withdraw the officer from that station, d as I do not recollect that any change in the primitive arrangement has authorized the measure

With great consideration I am Sir &c &c

(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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