Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from John De Lancey, 9 May 1799

From John De Lancey, 9 May 1799

New York May 9th. 1799

Dr. Sir,

I had the honor of communicating to you some time since the desire of my brother Warren De Lancey to raise a troop of horse for the service of his country & he to have the command of them—Mr. De Lancey has served several years in the seventeenth British Dragoons he was respected as an officer & a gentleman

Your attention to his application will confer a favor on me & I flatter myself you will find him shoud he be appointed a valuable officer

with the greatest respect &c Your most Obdt.

John De Lancey

General Hamilton

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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