Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Jeremiah Olney, 24 April 1794

To Jeremiah Olney

Treasury Department April 24th. 1794


I am informed by your letter of the 14th. instant of the decision of the Court in the case of Messrs Arnold & Dexter.1

I approve of your intention to take measures for an appeal to the proper Court of the United States. I could wish that you would request the District Attorney2 to forward to me the pleadings in the cause, and the reasons upon which the Court founded its decision.

With great consideration   I am Sir   Yr Obedient Servant

A Hamilton

Jeremiah Olney Esqr.
Collector Providence

LS, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence; copy, RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Providence, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives.

1For information on the case involving Welcome Arnold and Edward Dexter, Providence merchants, see Olney to H, November 7, 15, 28, December 10, 13, 27, 1792, March 14, 25, April 15, 25, September 23, October 7, 21, November 21, 1793, February 17, March 31, April 14, first letter of April 24, 1794; H to Olney, November 27, 1792, November 7, 1793, March 19, 1794.

2Ray Greene.

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