Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Jeremiah Wadsworth, 6 July 1799

From Jeremiah Wadsworth, 6 July 1799

Hartford July 6 1799

Dear Sir

Mr Elihu Eglestone of this Town has a Son who is enlisted a private and with Leut Leonard and is now stationed on Governors Island. Mr Eglestone is a man of very good reputation and in very bad health and extremely anxious to have his Son discharged as he fears the life of a Soldier will intirely unfit him for that sober life he wishes him to lead his application to you by Mr Danforth haveing proved unsuccessfull he has asked a letter from me if you can consistently with your duty & the good of the service discharge this young Man I shall be glad for the fathers sake whose mind is much agitated on the Subject. I am Dear Sir Yours sincerely

Jere Wadsworth

Majr Gen Hamilton

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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