Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Nathan Rice, 26 October 1799

From Nathan Rice

Oxford [Massachusetts] Octr 26th. 1799

My General

As by your favour of the 19th ultimo1 I am requested to select & nominate two persons, whom I should prefer to be appointed Cadets. I now do myself the honor of solliciting that appointment for Mr Edward Le Britton Wilson whom I have named before2 & Mr Joseph Stickney—a very genteel young man of the Town of Worcester in the Common Wealth—as the two whom I prefer.

With great esteem I am   Sir yr obt Servant

N: Rice

PS. We can not recruit a man for want of cash.

Genl Hamilton

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