Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to William Maxwell, 26 June 1792

To William Maxwell


Philadelphia June 26

Dear Sir

Your letter of the 27 of March was duly received1 and has been communicated to the President.

The information and the observations it contains prove that you have not forgotten your old Trade.2 They have been well received by the President.

With great esteem and regard   I remain Dear sir   Your obed. Ser’t

A Hamilton

General Maxwell

Copy, New Jersey Historical Society, Newark.

1Letter not found.

2Maxwell’s “old Trade” was soldiering. Before the American Revolution he served in the British army and took part in several major actions during the French and Indian War. He remained in the British army until 1774 as a colonel in the commissary department. He was a brigadier general in the Continental Army from October, 1776, to July, 1780.

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