From Theodore Sedgwick
Philadelphia, February 4, 1798. “I hope you will be able to procure a dismissal of the injunction in the case of Morris and Bacon,1 and I am the more anxious, as I have lately heard there is some doubt of the solidity of the circumstances of Mr. Morris.…”
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Sedgwick is referring to the case of Thomas Morris and James Wadsworth v William Bacon, in which H was counsel for the defendant. In H’s Law Register, 1795–1804, the following entry appears:
March 1799 hearing for dissolution of injunction” (D, partially in H’s handwriting, New York Law Institute, New York City). The injunction was dissolved on March 2, 1799 (MS Minutes of the New York Court of Chancery, 1798–1801 [Hall of Records, New York City]). On May 18, 1799, the Court ruled further: “Upon a petition for Rehearing this Cause … the Chancellor doth order and direct, that the complainants confess a Judgment to the defendant’s for the sum due upon the Bond …” (MS Minutes of the New York Court of Chancery, 1798–1801 [Hall of Records, New York City]).