From Samuel Brailsford1
Charleston, South Carolina, September 25, 1787. “Mr Mullett2 lately transmited me Copy of your Letter to him of the 22d July,3 together with his answer, which I approve, tho’ he was mistaken in saying that the terms on which Wooldridge4 has been liberated, were all that I required; as there was another matter of great importance that I wished to accomplish previous to that event, & on which I have this conveyance wrote Mr Mullett fully, & requested of him to endeavour to obtain it, & if W. should in consequence of his being at large refuse to comply with what he repeatedly proposed to me at the different interviews I had with him in Gaol, & which Mr. M. will explain to you, I must beg Sir, that you will give him your assistance.… Mr Mullett … informed me that you had mentioned to him your having wrote me several times.…”5
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Brailsford, a member of a prominent Charleston merchant family and a former partner of John Chapman, had employed H to represent him.
2. Thomas Mullett.
4. Thomas Wooldrige.
5. Letters not found.