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M-39: Hamilton, Alexander

ABSTRACT: This collection contains two letters written by Alexander Hamilton, statesman. The first letter is dated 1778 and concerns movement of troops on George Washington's behalf. The second is dated 1789 and concerns carrying letters.

HISTORY: Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) was an American statesman, George Washington's aide de campe during the Revolutionary War, and later served as Secretary of Treasury in George Washington's cabinet.

SCOPE: First Letter: Letter to Colonel Shrieves written by Alexander Hamilton issuing a command for troop movements. Written from Valley Forge and endorsed for postage by a George Washington signature. Dated March 25, 1778.

Second Letter: Letter to Wm. Hunter concerning carrying letters to George Washington and George Webb. Dated March 5, 1789

HOLDINGS: Two letters, one sheet each. Dated March 25, 1778 and March 5, 1789.

ACCESS: Due to rarity and condition, access to this collection is limited please contact the staff member listed below.

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