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Departing from Ordinary Forms in the Advance of Pay

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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 September 14, 1799
Author Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary "...Information from different regiments gives me to understand that my recommendations as to an advance in pay have not succeeded. As the troops are much discontented at the delay, it is my duty to renew the subject. And I must take the liberty to urge that by your interposition, forms may be dispensed with so at least as to effectuate an advance of two months pay upon account. The peculiarity of the situation of troops in the act of being raised is a good reason for departing from ordinary forms."
Document Format Draft Document
Document Notes Cited in McHenry to Hamilton, 9/16/1799; in his letter, McHenry mistakenly cited this document as, 9/13/1799 instead of 9/14/1799. Draft in the handwriting of Hamilton and Thomas Y. Howe.
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Alexander Hamilton; [Thomas Y. How]; ;
Related Places New York;
Keywords advance in pay; ;
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