Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Sharp Delany, 28 January 1795

To Sharp Delany1

Treasury Department January 28th. 1795


The best reply that I can make to your letter2 on the subject of the Eliza’s Cargo is, to furnish you with an Abstract of Mr. Elders statement to the Judge3 and a copy of your certificate subjoined thereto.4 These documents will go to shew, that the opinion expressed in my letter to you of the 22d. instant was not loosely founded.

I am with consideration   Sir   Your Most Obedt. Servt.

Sharp Delany Esquire
Collector of Philadelphia

Copy, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

1For background to this letter, see H to Delany, January 22, 1795.

2Letter not found.

4On January 3, 1795, Delany stated, concerning Thomas Elder’s petition: “The Facts as above stated I believe to be just & true & that there was no Intention of defrauding the Revenue” (copy, RG 21, Records of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Containing Statements of Facts in Forfeiture Cases, 1792–1918, Vol. 1, October 23, 1792–September 25, 1807, National Archives).

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