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To Alexander Hamilton from Henry Glen, 27 January 1801

From Henry Glen1

Washington, January 27, 1801. Requests a certificate indicating that his son, Lieutenant John Glen,2 performed extra service on Hamilton’s orders. States that his son needs this certificate to obtain “his pay Rations & Extra Allowances.”3

Copy, Schenectady County Historical Society, Schenectady, New York.

1Glen, a Schenectady merchant, was a member of the Provincial Congress and a deputy quartermaster general during the American Revolution. He was a member of the New York Assembly in 1786 and 1787 and of the United States House of Representatives from 1793 to 1801. H and Glen were old friends. See H to Richard Varick, May 12, 1795, note 2.

2John Glen served as a second lieutenant in the Second Regiment of Infantry from July 10, 1797, to September 1, 1799, when he was promoted to first lieutenant. Glen was honorably discharged on June 1, 1802 (Heitman, United States Army description begins Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, From Its Organization, September 29, 1789, to March 2, 1903 (Washington, 1903). description ends , I, 460).

3See James Wilkinson to H, November 13, 1799; H to Wilkinson, November 14, 1799; H to John Glen, November 14, 1799; Glen to H, November 24, December 11, 1799. These letters are listed in the appendix to Volume XXIV.

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