Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Samuel Hodgdon, [17 April 1793]

To Samuel Hodgdon1

[Philadelphia, April 17, 1793]

Mr. Hamilton presents his Compliments to Mr. Hodgsdon. He has signed a warrant in favour of the Qr. M. Generals Departt. for 40000 Dollars2—to be forwarded to him in Post Notes of the Bank of the UStates. If Mr. Hodgsdon has not received the warrant he will do well to call for it as time presses.

AL, The Sol Feinstone Collection, Library of the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia.

1Hodgdon, who was quartermaster general of the United States Army from March, 1791, to April, 1792, was Army storekeeper at Philadelphia.

2This warrant is dated April 16, 1793, and is numbered 2698 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , XVII, 519). The money was for supplies for the troops under Major General Anthony Wayne, who was preparing for an expedition against the western Indians. See also Henry Knox to H, November 3, 1792, note 1 (printed in this volume); Knox to Wayne, April 20, 1793 (Richard C. Knopf, ed., Anthony Wayne, A Name in Arms: Soldier, Diplomat, Defender of Expansion Westward of a Nation: The Wayne-Knox-Pickering-McHenry Correspondence [Pittsburgh, 1960], 223).

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