Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to James O’Hara, 12 May 1799

To James O’Hara1

New York, May 12, 1799. Describes the provisions of Sections 19 and 22 of “An Act for the better organizing of the Troops of the United States; and for other purposes.”2

Df, partially in H’s handwriting, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1O’Hara was quartermaster general of the United States Army from 1792 until his resignation in 1796. From 1796 to 1802 he was a Government contractor in Tennessee and Kentucky.

21 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America, I (Boston, 1845); II (Boston, 1850). description ends 749–55 (March, 3, 1799). For these sections, see James McHenry to H, first letter of May 11, 1799, note 2.

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