Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to James McHenry, 8 June 1799

To James McHenry, 8 June 1799

New York June 8. 1799


The strong recommendation which I have received of Mr. William J Anderson for a Second Lieutenant in the Eleventh Regiment (Ogden’s) induces me to submit my opinion that it is adviseable to appoint him, there being a vacancy. He now resides at Burlington.

I send you the copy of a list of Officers of the Tenth Regiment, exhibiting their relative rank of the several Officers. A few alterations as pop as proposed to be settled by the field Officers. It presents a few alterations—Capt Blaine instead of No. 2 becomes No. 3 Capt Gibbs from No. 4 passes to No. 7—I have confirmed it, pursuant to the authority given me by your instructions of the 21 of March last

With great respect I have the honor to be Sir Yr Obed Ser

⟨James McHenry Esqr.⟩

(ADf, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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