Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Stephen Van Rensselaer, 21 July 1799

From Stephen Van Rensselaer, 21 July 1799

Albany July 21 1799

Dear Sir

I have delayed answering your letter on the subject of the military appointments in hopes of being able to accomplish your wishes but as I find that not probable I now inform you that Mr Hutton has after deliberation totally declined any appointment. Mr Dole consents provided he can obtain a Regt. numbers are daily appl⟨ying⟩ to me for appointments in the army but the provisional army they do not understand; pay is an object with many—Gen Gordon requests me to mention a Mr Stephen Ball of Saratoga for a Company in the provl. army he will vouch for his Character &c. Mrs. R has been very ill since her return but is recovg.

Yours senly

S V Rensselaer

Pray do not forget Jacob Mancius

Mr. Jacob Cuyler wishes his Son Tobias ⟨—⟩ have Ltcy in the 12 Regt—he is a good Man

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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