Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Edmund Randolph, 9 July 1791

From Edmund Randolph1

Philadelphia July 9. 1791


In answering your communication of the 10th. of december last,2 I cannot do better, than acknowledge my conviction from the reasoning of Mr. Dayton. That reasoning being in your possession, I beg leave to refer to it, as the groundwork of my opinion, that military rights to land ought to be received on account of his that is Judge Symmes’s contract in the manner, contended for by him.

I have the honor, sir, to be with real esteem and respect yr. mo. ob. serv.

Edm: Randolph

The Secretary of the Treasury

ALS, University of Virginia.

1For background to this letter, see Jonathan Dayton to H, May 29, 1790.

2Letter not found.

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