Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Ædanus Burke, 7 April 1790

From Ædanus Burke1

New York, 7th. April 1790


Your letter of this day2 in which you explictly declare that you had no intention, in your Eulogium on General Green, to cast any reflection on Militia in general, or on any description of the Citizens of South-Carolina, removes all ground of dissatisfaction on my part.

I therefore cheerfully and explicitly retract every thing offensive which I said in the House of Representatives on Wednesday last: in relation to you, and whatever else in any stage of this disagreeable affair, may have admitted of a Construction wounding to your feelings. And I assure you of my concern that any misapprehension should have given occasion to it. Occurrences of this kind are ever to be regreted, and in an amicable issue, ought not to leave on generous minds any traces of unfriendly impressions.

I am Sir Your very hum. Servt

Æ. Burke

The Honorable Alexander Hamilton Esqr

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

2Letter not found.

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