From Gilbert McClaghry
July 15, 1802. States that he is destitute and asks Hamilton to help him collect the commutation and ration money of his brother, John McClaghry,1 who died while serving in the Continental Army.
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. John McClaghry (McLaughry) became an ensign in the Fifth New York Regiment on November 21, 1776. He was taken prisoner at Fort Montgomery on October 6, 1777, released in 1778, and became a lieutenant on March 30, 1780. He was transferred to the Second New York Regiment on January 1, 1781, and died on October 27, 1781.