Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Robert Troup, 30 April 1799

From Robert Troup, 30 April 1799

New York 30 April 1799

Dear Sir,

The bearer Mr Harrington has relinquished the practice of the law, and is desirous of entering into our army—His father was a very respectable citizen—I know nothing to Mr Harrington’s prejudice; and I should imagine he would make a good officer. His wish is to obtain a second lieutenancy—Permit me to recommend him to your consideration.

I am Dear Sir, Your humble Servt

Rob Troup

Genl Hamilton

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). H’s endorsement on the cover reads: "respectable recommender—I have seen the person—pretty well. AH"

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