Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from John Glen, 11 January 1799

From John Glen, 11 January 1799

Head Quarters Western Army Camp, Loftus’s Heights on the Mississippi—Jany 11th. 1798


I congratulate you on your appointment to the rank of Major General to our Army; a circumstance which affords infinite satisfaction to the Military at this place; As the climate of this Country does not agree with my health I purpose returning to the Atlantic States in the Spring; and have felt a disposition to offer myself for some Staff appointment under you; My Father to whom I have written will speak for me on the subject—

I have the honor to be Sir your Excellencys Most Ob: Servant

John Visger Glen

Ensn 2d Regt. & Adjt

to the troops on the


His Excelly A Hamilton Esqr

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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