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To Alexander Hamilton from James Read, 25 November 1799

From James Read, 25 November 1799

Fort Jay, November 25, 1799

Sir,

Lieut. Osborn informs me that his ill state of health will not possibly admit of his going to Ellis’s island where ye regular attendance of a Physician cannot be had.

Lt. Stewart has Captn Stille’s permission to take his place and is willing to do so should it meet your approbation

I am, with great respect your obt. servt.

James Read

Captn 2d Regt A&E

Major Genl. Hamilton

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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