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Request for Appointment of R. Hamilton to Lieut. in Navy

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PublicationSyrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 Vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-87. (no image)
Document Information
Date August 8, 1798
Author Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name Benjamin Stoddert (primary)
Summary A. Hamilton provided glowing recommendation for distant cousin Robert Hamilton. Due to his status as "foreigner", A. Hamilton requested an appointment to Lieut. in U.S. Navy in lieu of Captain.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes Cited in Hamilton to Stoddert, 08/21/1798 and Stoddert to Hamilton, 08/24/1798.
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Related Persons/Groups Benjamin Stoddert; Alexander Hamilton; Robert Hamilton; Captain; Lieutenant; foreigner; gentleman; navy; cousin; seaman; Secretary of the Marine; ;
Related Places New York; West Indies; United States; East Indies; ;
Keywords commission; ;
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