Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Ephraim Blaine, 10 October 1794

To Ephraim Blaine

Carlisle [Pennsylvania] October 10 1794


Inclosed is an account which has been presented to me in order that provision might be made for the payment the whole amounts to seventeen pounds 13 Shillings & 6 pence. It is represented as relating altogether to sick persons of the New Jersey line. I have desired the surgeon1 to refer the persons to you. When they apply you will desire them to present their accounts which you will please to pay. But you will have the items of the accounts examined & if there are any for any other object than the board & subsistence of sick soldiers you will please to note them & forward me an abstract of such items. You will please to understand that you are in no case to exceed the sum stated in the inclosed list.

With consideration & esteem   I am Sir   Your obed serv

A Hamilton

Col E Blaine

ALS, Ephraim Blaine Papers, Library of Congress.

1Robert Welford, who was a physician in Fredericksburg, Virginia, served as surgeon general during the Whiskey Insurrection.

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