Letter to Capt. Alex. Hamilton from George Hamilton, 15 July 1812
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Letter to Capt. Alex. Hamilton, Niagara, from George Hamilton, Chippewa. The letter concerns some business with Mr. Summers, formerly belonging to the 2nd Troop which merits [?] misrepresentations and has been “to the devil”. He writes that to you and others he states that he is very sorry [?] that it has taken place and pretends not to have had any hand in it. However, he writes that he has from General Brock himself that he first proposed only allowing the 1st Troop to continue and begging the charging [?] powder, preferring the Genl. information to his being from the highest authority?. He says that some state that they joined the 2nd, and not the 1st Troop. He writes that he has nothing to do with it but it would be unfair to press them to join against their will. He adds that Summers is a very decent lad and deserves to be appointed as sergeant [?], which he intended to do as soon as the 2nd Troop had been filled up. He writes that there is nothing more that he wants at present than to be aboard the Royal George and Prince Regent. He states that he will go as a volunteer when things become serious. Some passages are very difficult to read. He appears to be writing about raising men, and feels that an injustice has been done to him and he should have had the command of one of the Comp. He writes that they now wish him to take command with all the best men taken out. He adds that he is on his way with McCormick to Fort Erie and will return in a day or two to Queenston. July 15, 1812.