Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Jared Brooks, 5 April 1800

From Jared Brooks, 5 April 1800

Philadelphia 5th. April 1800


I presented the Secretary of War with an account of expences inevitably incurred on my tour to Staunton, Lynchburgh and Fredricksburgh, which I left to his discression—the Secry of War informed me, that, he required the assistance of a Certificate from you, agreeably to the second Article of the Regulations respecting extra allowances, before he could concur the Account—

having been obliged to expend more then one dollar and twenty five Cents pr Day during the tour—I hope the nature of the service on which I was detached may be considered such, that a just and reasonable account left to the discression of the Secy of War will be approved of—

I enclosed sundry papers to your Exellency the 29th March—respecting my having performed the duty as Pay Master to the Troops at and near Staunton—

They were paid up to the 1st Decemr. only, are now anxious to receive another payment

I have the Honor to be Your Excellency’s. Most Obedt & very Humble Servant

Jd. Brooks Cadet

Artillerts & Engrs

His Excellency Major Genl. Hamilton

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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