From George Washington
New York, May 5th. 1789
I beg you to accept my unfeigned thanks for your friendly communications of this date—and that you will permit me to entreat a continuation of them as occasions may arise.
The manner chosen for doing it, is most agreeable to me. It is my wish to act right; if I err; the head & not the heart, shall, with justice, be chargeable. With sentiments of sincere esteem & regard
I am Dear Sir Your Obedt Servt.
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.