To Isaac Gouverneur and Peter Kemble
[New York] January 19, 1797. “You are hereby requested to produce on the Trial of this cause1 during the present term whensoever the same shall be the letters from the Plaintiff to you whereof a list is at foot.…”2
ADfS, Free Library of Philadelphia; ADf, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. This is a reference to the case of Louis Le Guen v Isaac Gouverneur and Peter Kemble, which was one of a series of cases in which H served as the attorney for Le Guen. For a discussion of these cases, see Goebel, Law Practice description begins Julius Goebel, Jr., ed., The Law Practice of Alexander Hamilton: Documents and Commentary (New York and London, 1964– ). description ends , II, 48–164.
2. Twenty-six letters are listed covering dates from August 18, 1794, through March 28, 1796.