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To Alexander Hamilton from Samuel Barnum, 4 July 1799

From Samuel Barnum, 4 July 1799

New York, July 4, 1799

Honrd Sir

I solicit your interest in obtaining the appointment as Surgeon in the united states army, particularly to the regiment to be raised in the State of New york. I have for that purpose obtained the Certificates from the principle Surgeons of this City, togeather with a Certificate from the Governors of the New york Hospital which are here inclosed

If I should meet with your approbation my endeavours will be satisfied—

I am your &c

Samuel Barnum

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing a certificate from Valentine Seaman, July 2, 1799 (ADS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress); certificate from Wright Post, July 2, 1799 (ADS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress); certificate from Richard J. Kissam, July 3, 1799 (ADS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress); certificate from Samuel Borrowe, July 3, 1799 (ADS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress); certificate from David Hosack, July 3, 1799 (ADS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress); certificate from Matthew Clarkson, July 2, 1799 (DS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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