Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Oliver Emerson, 19 March 1800

From Oliver Emerson, 19 March 1800

Portland 19th March 1800


Since I had the honor to receive my appointment, as Cadet in the 15th Regiment, I find my pay and emoluments are not sufficient to support me, from this circumstance, and many others, it renders it very inconvenient and injurious, to my interest, to continue in the service. If it’s agreeable to you I shou’d wish to receive a discharge, having consulted the Commanding Officer of the Regiment and obtained his consent to make this request.

I have the honor to be with great respect Sir your obedt. huml Servt.

Oliver Emerson

Major General Hamilton

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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