Draft of an
Act to Incorporate the Freeholders
and Inhabitants of Marbletown
[New York, January–February, 1788.] In 1788, Hamilton drafted an “Act to incorporate the Freeholders and Inhabitants of Marble-town.”1
ADf, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. The draft was presumably submitted to the New York legislature. If so, the legislature refused to act on it, for the town of Marbletown was incorporated by a general act of incorporation dated March 7, 1788 (see “An Act for dividing the counties of this State into towns,” Laws of the State of New York, I description begins Laws of the State of New York Passed at the Sessions of the Legislature Held in the Years 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780, 1781, 1782, 1783 and 1784 Inclusive, being the First Seven Sessions (Albany, 1886). description ends I, 755).