Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from George Washington, 10 November 1795

From George Washington

Philadelphia 10th. Nov. 1795.

My dear Sir,


Your favor of the 5th. has been duly received, but nothing was said in it of young Fayette.1 I am willing, as I said in my last, to receive him under any circumstances, or in any manner you may conceive best; & wish to know what that is.

Having, since I wrote to you on the 29th. ult received more agreeable—tho’ not conclusive—accounts from abroad, I pray you to suspend your superstructure2 until you receive a ground plan from me, which shall be in a few days with better, or at least with more ample materials.

Yours always—and very affectionately

Go: Washington

Colo. Hamilton

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1For information on George Washington Motier Lafayette, see H to Washington, October 16, 1795, note 1, and Washington to H, October 29, 1795.

2This is a reference to Washington’s request that H assist him in the preparation of his annual message to Congress. See Washington to H, October 29, 1795.

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