To Caleb Swan, 17 February 1800
NY. Feb. 17, 1800
I have been applied to by an old soldier who served during the revolutionary war on the subject of pay which he states to be still due to him.
He mentions to me that he
was enlisted for the war in the regiment commanded by Col. Livingston, and that he was transferred in the course of the war from that regiment to the one under Col. Weisenfels—His cl⟨aim⟩ is to Two years pay for his services i⟨n⟩ the first of these regiments, and to nin⟨e ⟩ months pay for his services in the last. He states that he applied to the Pay Masters and but was prevented from obtaining his claim by having been returned among the dead. You will be pleased to inform me whether the door is yet open for claims of this nature. He states The person states that he should have applied at an earlie⟨r⟩ day had he known that he was returned among the dead—This circumstance came to his knowledge but a short ⟨time⟩ about four years since—
(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).