Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to James McHenry, 26 November 1799

To James McHenry, 26 November 1799

New York Novr. 26th. 1799


I send for your information an extract from a letter of Major Walker on the subject of relative rank. It The thing seems to be a matter of some doubt whether there is to rest on the point whether there is a substantial distinction between the first and second Majors of regiments. The application of Major to pretensions of Major Walker rest upon this point,


S of War—

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

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