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The Works of Alexander Hamilton, ed. Henry Cabot Lodge (Federal Edition) (New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1904). In 12 vols. Vol. 6.
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hamilton to mchenry
New York, October 19, 1798.
Sir:—I was yesterday honored with your letter transmitting my commission as Inspector and Major-General.
Agreeably to your desire, I hold myself prepared to attend you within the period you assign. But as the object appears to embrace a concert of advice and assistance with General Knox (who cannot be expected in much less than the utmost limit of the time prescribed), I shall permit myself to defer my journey so as to reach you about the first of November, unless I am told that an anticipation of that day is deemed requisite.
I cannot but observe with satisfaction the conclusion of your letter as to the relative rank of the three major-generals.
I received at the same time your letter of the 11th instant, having been absent from the city for five days past.
I shall to-day confer with Major Hoops and Colonel Stevens on the subject of it, chiefly to ascertain the actual state of things, and by to-morrow’s post will communicate my opinion.