Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to John J. U. Rivardi, 5 June 1800

To John J. U. Rivardi

N Y June 5 1800


Your letter of the 8th of May has been received. I am pleased with the care you have taken in the affair with the Indians. This part of your letter, as also that respecting a road, has been communicated to the Department of War1 that they may give further directions as shall seem to them proper.

I shall act on the Proceedings of the Court of Inquiry before I leave the Service.

As to your being continued at Niagara, that is a matter which appertains to the Officer commanding the western army. I can say nothing in the case.2 I have written to the S of War respecting compensation to the British surgeons,3 and hope soon to be able to say something definitive to you on the subject.

Major Rivardi

Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

2H’s commission as major general and inspector general would expire on June 14, 1800, when the Additional Army was to be disbanded. See H to Nathan Rice, May 13, 1800, note 1.

3H to Stoddert, first letter of June 5, 1800 (listed in the appendix to this volume).

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