Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to George Washington, [5 May 1796]

To George Washington

[New York, May 5, 1796]


The letter of which the inclosed is a copy contains such extraordinary matter that I could not hesitate to send it to you.1 The writer is Mr. G—— M——. I trust the information it conveys cannot be true; yet in these wild times every thing is possible. Your official information may serve as a comment.

Very respectfully & affectly   I have the honor to be   Sir Yr Obed ser

A Hamilton

The President

ALS, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress; copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

2H incorrectly dated this letter “1795.” In JCHW description begins John C. Hamilton, ed., The Works of Alexander Hamilton (New York, 1851–1856). description ends , V, 633, this letter is also misdated 1795.

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