From Jeremiah Wadsworth1
Hartford, May 13, 1797. “A Mr Johnston who holds Mr Churches Land shewed me a letter from Mr Tracy dated last April in which he says. ‘Col Hamilton says Col Wadsworth has the sole disposal of the Land in Salisbury:’ Mr Johnston came to me to finish the business.… I believe Johnston would take a quit claim & risk the Title & secure the payment according to the inclosed appraisement.”2
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Wadsworth, a friend of H for many years, was a Federalist member of the House of Representatives from Connecticut from 1789 to 1795 and a member of the Connecticut Executive Council from 1795 to 1801.
2. In the Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress, is a copy of the appraisal of the land in Salisbury, Connecticut, known as the Livingston Lot. The appraisal is dated January 10, 1795. Also in the Hamilton Papers is a description of the Livingston Lot, dated May 19, 1777,extracted from the town records of Salisbury and certified by the town clerk.