Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Justus Erich Bollmann, 22 June 1798

From Justus Erich Bollmann1

Philadelphia, June 22, 1798. “When I had the Pleasure of seeing you last in this City, I informed you of my having established a commercial House in Partnership with my Brother.…2 The Circumstances of the Times, I believe, will make it necessary for the United States to provide a Supply of arms and other military Implements from Europe, and it appears to me that a Part of them might be advantageously imported from Germany. I should like therefore to come to some Arrangement with Government on this Subject … and I drop you these few Lines in order to request you to mention me favorably to mr. Wolcott.…”

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Bollmann, a physician and adventurer, was a native of Hanover. See H to George Washington, January 19, 1796.

2Lewis Bollmann.

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