Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Richard Harison, [9 November 1789]

To Richard Harison1

[New York, November 9, 1789]

Dr Sir

I will thank you jointly with Mr. Jones2 for an opinion on the inclosed Questions. As they are of a nature to excite critical attention, I shall be glad of care in the consideration of the subject.

Though I would mean to reserve my own opinion, I should not be sorry for an opportunity of pointing out some particulars in a personal interview before your opinion is made up. Tomorrow Morning between 8 & 10 at the office will be convenient.

You & Mr. Jones will please to charge me with the proper fee for the opinion.


A Hamilton

ALS, New-York Historical Society, New York City.

1Harison, a prominent New York lawyer, had recently been appointed United States attorney for the district of New York.

2In 1789, the New York Assembly selected Samuel Jones and Richard Varick to make the first revision of the statutory laws of the state. In October, 1789, Jones was appointed New York City recorder, a post he occupied for several years.

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