George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Alexander Hamilton, 28 November 1799

From Alexander Hamilton

New York Novr 28th 1799


Enclosed is a copy of a letter which I have written to the Secretary of War on the subject of a military Academy.1

Two reasons have prevented me from communicating it to you at an earlier day. My avocations rendered it impossible for me to complete the letter till very lately, and I had had opportunities of knowing your opinion on the subject generally. Any alterations in the plan which you may do me the honor to suggest will receive the most careful attention.2 With the truest respect & attachment I have the honor to be Sir Yr Obed. sert

A. Hamilton

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1Hamilton’s letter to Secretary of War James McHenry is dated 23 Nov. and is printed in Syrett, Hamilton Papers, description begins Harold C. Syrett et al., eds. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 vols. New York, 1961–87. description ends 24:69–75.

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