Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from James Watson, 13 September 1799

From James Watson, 13 September 1799

New York Septr. 13th. 1799

Dear Genl.

It has been suggested to me that Avery Herrick of Montgomery County is desirous of a commission in the Army—I do not know that I have seen him these seven years a great part of that time he has been in Virginia—He is about thirty two years old & from what I have seen of him formerly & heard of him lately I believe he will make a very good officer of any rank not higher than that of a Captain—If it should please you to favour his appointment I think you will do well for the service

And am with great Respect your Most Hul Sert

James Watson

Genl A Hamilton

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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