Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from James McHenry, 16 April 1799

From James McHenry, 16 April 1799

War Dept. 16 April. 1799

Dear Sir

Capn. Willing, I understand will apply to you to obtain for him leave of absence from the U.S. during a voyage to China or the East Indies, and I find his relations have much at heart that it should be granted. I believe he means to relinquish any claim to pay, during his absence. This I consider indispensable. I wish for reasons I shall explain to you when I see you that it may not meet with obstructions upon your part.

Yours sincerely & affly

James McHenry

Gen Hamilton.

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; ADf, James McHenry Papers, Library of Congress).

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