Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Selah Strong, 3 June 1799

From Selah Strong, 3 June 1799

New York, June 3, 1799

Nathaniel Smith, of Smith Town Suffolk County, Son of Jeffery Smith Esqr. a firm Federalist aged about Twenty five years nearly Six feet high—a Steady Well Disposed young Man, without family—at present Commands a Light Infanty Company in the Militia and acquits himself with Great Honour—Wishes to be appointed a Captain in the Army of the United States—

Selah Strong

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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