Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Caleb Swan, 20 November 1799

From Caleb Swan, 20 November 1799

Philadelphia November 20 1799.


I have the honor to enclose to you a copy of the instructions given to Captain Benjamin Williamson whom I have appointed Deputy Paymaster general to reside at your head quarters. I sincerely hope the appointment will prove to be perfectly agreeable and satisfactory to you and to the army under your Command.

I have furnished him with 25.000. dollars Contemplated principally for the pay forage and subsistence of the 14th 15th & 16th Regiments, to the 30 september 1799. inclusive

I informed you in a letter of the 16 Instant that the recruiting money was forwarded to those Regiments.

Whenever money is wanted by Captain Williamson his requisitions shall be answered.

I am with the greatest respect Sir. Your most obt Sert

C: Swan PMG

Major General Alexander Hamilton.

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Swan to Benjamin Williamson, November 18, 1799 (copy, in Swan’s handwriting, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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