Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to William Rawle, 17 July 1793

To William Rawle1

Treasury Department July 17th 1793


In answer to your letter of the 4th inst.2 I would advise to prepare the instruments in regard to Judge Symme’s purchase in the terms of the Act.3 This in an intermediate transaction must be safe on all sides. The Patents can adjust what may remain to be done and perhaps there may be opportunity in the mean time for an application to the legislature.

With great consideration   I am Sir   Your obed Servt

A Hamilton

William Rawle Esqr
Attorney of the United States
for the District of Pennsylvania

LS, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

2Letter not found.

3H is referring to “An Act for ascertaining the bounds of a tract of land purchased by John Cleves Symmes” (6 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America [Private Statutes] (Boston, 1856). description ends 7–8 [April 12, 1792]).

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