Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Amos Stoddard, 6 November 1799

From Amos Stoddard, 6 November 1799

New–port 6 Novr. 1799.


To settle my recruiting and contingent accounts for near 18 months past, I apprehend that my presence at the department of war will be necessary. Particular explanations of several items in my accounts may probably be requisite—which I cannot fully anticipate, nor perhaps so clearly delineate on paper. Under these circumstances I am induced to request a furlough of three weeks. This request I make with the more confidence, as I have a good officer to attend the duty of the Garrison in winter quarters—and particularly as I have not be absent from the sphere of my command since my engagement in service.

Were not Major Jackson absent, this application would have been made thro’ him.

I am, Sir, with all possible respect, Your very huml. Servt.

Amos Stoddard, Capt

2 Regt. Arts. & Engrs—

Major Genl. Hamilton.

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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