Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Benjamin Walker, 13 September 1790

To Benjamin Walker

Treasury Department
Sepr. 13th. 1790


Since mine to you of the  1 instant, it has occurred to me, that the President, in his direction to me,2 has limited your absence to six months, which I did not recollect when I extended it to twelve. I am therefore under the necessity of retracting six, and of requesting you to consider your leave of absence as for six months from the time of your departure.

I am, Sir, Your Obedt: & hum: Servt.

Alexander Hamilton
Secy of the Treasury

Benjamin Walker Esquire
Naval Officer of the Port of New York

LS, Mr. Cyril Clemens, Kirkwood, Missouri.

1Space left blank in MS. See H to Walker, September 10, 1790.

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