Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Rufus King, 27 July 1792

To Rufus King

[Philadelphia] July 27. 92

Desirous of examining accurately the question decided by the Canvassers1—I will thank you for a minute of all the authorities which were consulted by you when you gave your opinion.2

Yrs. truly


I shall be glad to have them as soon as may be.

R King Esqr

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

1This is a reference to the decision of the board of canvassers of New York State in the disputed gubernatorial election of 1792. For this election, see Philip Schuyler to H, May 8, 1792, note 4; H to John Adams, June 25, 1792, note 2; H to King, June 28, July 25, 1792; King to H, July 10, 1792; and William Lewis to H, July 21, 1792.

2King and Aaron Burr, United States Senators from New York, had been asked to give opinions on the legal aspects of the disputed election. See H to King, June 28, 1792, note 2.

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