Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Moses Hook, 9 May 1800

From Moses Hook, 9 May 1800

Philadelphia May 9th. 1800

Honorable Sir,

I beg leave to transmit to you the enclosed account through the advice of Mr Miller the Quarter Master and request an order to him to pay me the money. Being a young Officer and not accquainted with that rigid œconomy which is absolutely necessary to be observed by an Officer of my grade find myself under very disagreeable pecuniary embarrassments and at this time under marching orders to Norfolk and from there to join the Regiment have no other way of riding myself of them than having this account allowed as Mr Miller observed has been don in similar cases.

Likewise an order for him to furnish me water with water conveyance to Norfolk if consistent with general ruls,

I am Sir with great respect your humble Servor

M Hook

General Hamilton

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). There is an "X" mark paired with a crude bracket in the left margin of the first paragraph starting on the line that begins "embarrassments and at this time..." and continuing up to the last line of the paragraph.

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