Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Joseph Dwight, 16 December 1799

From Joseph Dwight, 16 December 1799

Bennington Decr. 16th. 1799.


On Account of some Aspersions made on my Character, I have requested a Court of Inquiry, your Honor will Please if consistant to defer doing any thing respecting the Business till I give you a detail of the circumstances, which will enable you to jugde whether a Court of inquiry is necessary. I shall write Pr. Next Mail from this place which will be a few days hence—

I am with Respect your Honors most Obt. & very Hble Servt—

Joseph H. Dwight

Lieut. 1st. Regt. Infantry

His Excellency Majr. Genl. Hamilton

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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