To ——— Wooster1
[n.p., August 22]
Mr. Hamiltons compliments to Mr Wooster. General Stewart2 has been under some misapprehension respecting Mr. Hs desire to see Mr. Wooster.
AL, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.
1. H wrote on the outside of this letter “Capt Wooster.” Thomas Wooster of Connecticut was a captain in Webb’s Additional Continental Regiment from February, 1777, to April, 1779. He was an applicant for Federal office in 1789 (GW description begins John C. Fitzpatrick, ed., The Writings of George Washington (Washington, 1931–1944). description ends , XXX, 327–28), and on August 21, 1798, H listed a Thomas Wooster from New York who “wished to serve his country once more” (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , XXII, 95).
2. Walter Stewart, a veteran of the American Revolution who was brevetted a brigadier general at the end of the war, was a Philadelphia merchant and from December 10, 1793, to January, 1796, surveyor for the District of Philadelphia and inspector of the revenue for the port of Philadelphia.