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To Alexander Hamilton from Jeremiah Olney, 25 April 1791

From Jeremiah Olney

Providence, April 25, 1791. “From a difficulty which arises to git an old Millitary officer of Reputation to take Command of the Company to be raised in this State, I have been under the Necessity of Recommending Jeremiah Greenman to the Secretary of War, as a Gentleman that would do honor to the appointment. You will doubtless recollect that I Recommended this Gentleman as first mate of the Cutter Building in Connecticutt,1 but his appointment not being made, and a Millitary life being more Congenial to his wishes, I have under these Circumstances taken the Liberty to name him to the Secretary of War.…”

ADfS, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence.

1See Olney to H, February 17, 1791. During the American Revolution Greenman had served as lieutenant and regimental adjutant of the First Rhode Island Regiment.

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