Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from James McHenry, 7 August 1799

From James McHenry, 7 August 1799

War Department 7 Augst. 1799


I enclose you a copy of a letter, and request you will give such order respecting the matter of it, as you may think proper

I have the Honour to be with great respect Sir Your Most Obedient Servant

James McHenry

Major General Alexander Hamilton

(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On the cover H’s instructions read: "Examine of what Regiment Lt. Alexander is & send the application, to the Col observing that if the fact be true the general regulation requires the discharge."

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