Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to James McHenry, 30 August 1799

To James McHenry, 30 August 1799

New York August 30th. 1799—


The enclosed letter in recommendation of Mr. Richard Van Der Burgh is from a Gentleman in whom I have confidence. I wish the young Gentleman to be placed on the list which I sent you some days ago, of candidates for appointments in the twelfth regiment. I would thank you to put him before the last mentioned person on that list—

With great respect &c: &c:

⟨Sec⟩retary of War

(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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