Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from John Ripley, 19 November 1799

From John Ripley, 19 November 1799

Union Camp Novr. 19th 1799


We have from the 13th Regiment on the Genl. Court Martial now sitting at this place 3 Capts & 5 Lieuts—four of which it would greatly promote the recruiting service to have sent to Connecticut recruiting—it is the wish of Colo. Taylor & myself that it may take place, if consistent with your pleasure

As it is expected the Court will sit for some considerable time—will it be consistent, that 4 of these Gentlemen be excus’d from that service, & others from some other Regiment put on—say in 8 or 10 days?

With great respect I have the honor to be Sir your most Humble Servant

John Ripley.

Honble Alex. Hamilton

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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