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To Alexander Hamilton from James Read, 23 April 1800

From James Read, 23 April 1800

Ellis Island, April 23, 1800


In consequence of your letter of ye 18th. inst. directing me to enquire into ye truth of a certain statement made to you by a Sergt. Brinson, I called at Fort Jay and mentioning ye matter to Lieutenant Hancock I received from him ye inclosed letter which I imagine may prove satisfactory. I took care to admonish him of ye impropriety of addressing himself to you previous to an application to his commanding officer and justice refused him

I am with ye greatest respect your obt. servt.

James Read

Captn commg ye Harbr of N York

Major General Hamilton

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing John Hancock, Jr., to Read, April 22, 1800 (ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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