Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Ephraim Blaine, 29 September 1794

To Ephraim Blaine

Sep. 29. 1794

Dr. Sir

The President whom I have the honor to accompany leaves this place tomorrow for Carlisle, where he will probably remain three or four days. He wishes you to provide for him some convenient rooms (say three) during his stay. It will be most agreeable for them to be at a private house on the express condition that they are to be paid for; for The President will not by any means be accommodated on any other terms. If they cannot be had on these terms at a private house let the best thing possible be done at a Tavern.1

Yours with esteem & regard

A Hamilton

Ephraim Blaine Esqr

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1George Washington and his staff remained in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, from October 4 to October 12, 1794. Blaine placed both his houses at the disposal of the President (Freeman, Washington description begins Douglas Southall Freeman, George Washington (New York, 1948–1957). Volume VII of this series was written by John Alexander Carroll and Mary Wells Ashworth. description ends , VII, 202, note 212).

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