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Whereas Alexander Hamilton esquire in conformity with an Act of the United States in Congress assembled passed the 2d of November 1781, hath been duly appointed by Commission under my Hand and Seal, Receiver of the continental Taxes within the State of New York. And whereas it is doubtful whether a Receiver of the continental Taxes hath yet been recognized by the Legislature of that State, In...
The United States of America In Congress Assembled To Alexander Hamilton Esq. Greeting. We, Reposing especial trust and confidence in your Patriotism, Valour, Conduct, and Fidelity, DO by these presents constitute and appoint you, to a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army of the United States, to take rank as such from the first day of March A. D. 1777. You are therefore carefully and diligently to...
Philadelphia, December 9, 1780. On this date John Sullivan nominated Hamilton “for the office of minister to the Court of Versailles.” JCC Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 (Washington, 1904–1937; Reprinted, New York, 1968). , XVIII, 1138. For background to this document, see Marquis de Lafayette to H, December 9, 1780, note 7 ( PAH Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander...
To Colonel Hamilton AD , Yale University Library. Webb, who was a colonel of one of the Sixteen Additional Continental Regiments at the time of his capture on Long Island, December, 1777, was on parole when this poem was written. On the last page of this manuscript, Webb wrote: “To Lt Col Hamilton, on his being attentive to C. Lott, Jany, 1780.” This is a reference to Cornelia Lott who was the...
To Alexander Hamilton Esquire Reposing especial Trust and Confidence in your Zeal, Integrity and Abilities I do hereby in Consequence of the Authorities vested in me by an Act of the United States in Congress assembled of the second Day of November last appoint you Alexander Hamilton Esquire to be the Receiver of the continental Taxes for the State of New York. Given under my Hand and Seal in...