Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Chevalier de Colbert, 7 May 1800

From Chevalier de Colbert1

London, May 7, 1800. Congratulates Hamilton on his appointment by President Adams as commanding officer of the United States Army to replace George Washington.2 Reiterates his love for Catherine Church.3

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1This letter is written in French.

2Colbert is mistaken. H did not replace Washington as the commanding officer of the Army. See H to Rufus King, January 5, 1800, note 12.

3See Colbert to H, March 9, 1799; February 6–8, 1800.

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