Appointment of Robert Hamilton as a Lieutenant in the Navy

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Date October 20, 1798
Author Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name Benjamin Stoddert (primary)
Summary Alexander Hamilton has received notification from Mr. Goldsborough informing Captain Robert Hamilton of his appointment as a Lieutenant in the Navy. He thanks Stoddert for his efforts on Captain Hamilton's behalf and reports that Robert is currently absent due to a journey to Albany. When he returns he will be ready to obey the orders of the department. If his ship is not ready, he wishes to be a volunteer on another ship so he can acquaint himself with the management of a ship of war.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Benjamin Stoddert, Secretary of the Navy; Alexander Hamilton; Robert Hamilton;
Related Places New York;
Keywords Vessel; Frigate;
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