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At present a relaxation is indispensable.

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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 October 24, 1799
Author Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name Caleb Swan (primary)
Summary Hamilton emphasizes the necessity of not requiring regular rolls before sending forward the money for arrears. In the future a strict adherence to instructions may be necessary but it is not appropriate at the present time.
Document Format Autograph Draft Document
Document Notes Postscript is in the handwriting of Ethan Brown.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Caleb Swan; Alexander Hamilton; Secretary of War [McHenry]; Colonel [Josias Carvel] Hall; ;
Related Places New York; Trenton; ;
Keywords letter from Colonel [Thomas] Parker; extract; arrears; ;
Key Phrases gave me clearly to understand that with regard to arrears the money would be sent forward upon estimates without waiting for the regular rolls in the forms of your office and that this would suffer no delay; my assurances have conformed to this idea and it would be to compromise me as well as to injure the service not to fulfill them; in future, giving the necessary instructions as much strictness as you please but at present a relaxation is indispensable;

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