Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to James McHenry, 27 May 1800

To James McHenry, 27 May 1800

Camp Scotch Plains May 27th. 1800


If Lieut. Peyton’s resignation is not definitive, I request that the acceptance of it may be suspended—He has written me a letter for which it is indispensable that he should be arrested. I request to be inform’d without delay as to his situation—

with great respect &c

Send me if you please a copy of Lt. Peyton’s letter which I forwarded in mine of the 18th.

Jas. McHenry Esq Secy. of War

(Df, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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