Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Benjamin Stoddert, 25 August 1800

From Benjamin Stoddert1

Navy Depart. 25. August 1800.


I am honored with your letter of the 18,2 enclosing papers respecting the conduct of Capt Perry, towards the Danish schooner, William & Mary.

The Gentlemen at whose request you transmitted me these papers, may be assured that a strict scrutiny shall be made into this affair—& that no proper step shall be omitted to vindicate the Character of Capt Perry, if innocent, or to punish him, if guilty.

I have the honor to be   with great respect & esteem   sr   Yr. Most Obed. Serv.

Ben Stoddert.

General Hamilton. New York.

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LC, RG 45, Naval Records Collection of the Office of Naval Records and Library, Miscellaneous Letters Sent by the Secretary of the Navy, Bound Volumes, National Archives.

1For background to this letter, see John Marshall to H, August 23, 1800.

2Letter not found.

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