Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Timothy Taylor, 21 June 1799

To Timothy Taylor

New York, June 21, 1799. “… In answer to your letter of the 8th Inst. There is no doubt that minors who have arrived at the age of eighteen and who are not Apprentices may and ought to be inlisted and retained in the service without the consent of any other persons.…”

Copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

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