Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to George Washington, [8 April 1796]

To George Washington

[New York, April 8, 1796]


I have done something but not what I intended. The sitting of two Courts1 & my professional engagements there prevent the execution of my plan. I no longer withold the paper lest circumstances should render it of any use.2

Most Affecy & resp



ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1The New York Court of Chancery met in New York City on the last Tuesday in March; the New York Supreme Court held its April term in New York City.

2The “paper” was H’s draft of Washington’s answer to a request by the House of Representatives for papers relating to the negotiation of the Jay Treaty. This draft was enclosed in H to Washington, March 29, 1796. H had asked Washington to return the draft so that he could revise it (H to Washington, April 2, 1796).

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