Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Brigadier General Henry Knox, 27 June 1779

To Brigadier General Henry Knox

Head Quarters [New Windsor, New York]
June 27th 1779

Dr Sir,

Mr Garanger1 has waited upon the General to know decisively his fate. He renounces all ideas of command or rank in the corps of Artillery and asks only a brevet of Captain in the army. The simple question is—can he be employed usefully or not in the present state and temper of the corps?2 if not, I shall be obliged to you to inform him so, with a line either to the General or myself, informing how the matter stands.

I have the honor to be   Yr most Obed servt.

A Hamilton   Aide De Camp

ALS, Mr. Alexander Hamilton, New York City.

1Captain Lewis Garanger, Continental Artillery.

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