Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Daniel Newnan, 9 May 1799

From Daniel Newnan, 9 May 1799

Fort McHenry 9th May 1799


From the occurrence of a circumstance very advantageous to my private interest, I would feel myself much indebted to your goodness, and likewise highly favored could I procure your permission to be removed to the Natchez, for which place an opportunity will offer by water in eight days, to embark with advantage

If no part of the regiment to which I belong should be stationed at that place, a furlough to go to that post, would place me in a situation to join my regiment with more facility, than I could from hence, and at the same time greatly advance my private intrest

I am with great consideration Sir your respectful & Hum Sert.

Daniel Newnan

2d Lt 4th U States Regt

Genl. Alexander Hamilton

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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