Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Joseph Dwight, 31 May 1800

From Joseph Dwight, 31 May 1800

Plainfield May 31st. 1800

Hon Sir—

I received an Answer Yesterday from Mr. Thos. Buckley of New York in whose favor I lodged a Draft for collection on Account of my pay, (as your Honor will observe by the inclosed Letter.)—Agreeable to the Pay Master Generals instructions I was to receive my pay from the Regimental Pay Master—I have drawn ⟨———⟩ twice, but to no purpose—Lieut. Peyton who has lately been Appointed says I must make Application to your Honor, these contradictory instructions Appear very singular—however Sir your Honor will judge of the situation—Its impossible for me to leave this place till I receive my pay or get an order to obtain it—therefore necesity must plead an excuse for requesting your Honors indulgence in Assisting me previous to leaving this place—

I have the Honor to be Sir Your very Hbl Servt—

Joseph H Dwight Lieut.

1st. US Regt. Infy.

Majr. Genl. Hamilton

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Thomas Buckley to Dwight, May 28, 1800 (ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). A note on the cover reads: "War."

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