Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Theodore Sedgwick, 25 January 1799

To Theodore Sedgwick

New York Jany 25 1799

My Dear Sir

The cold which I had when you were here increased after you left me & has a great part of the time confined me to bed. This is the chief cause that you have not heard from me in reply to your letter.1 I have perused the answer in Chancery2 & incline at present to the Opinion that we can at the ensuing term obtain a dissolution of the Injunction. I will shortly reperuse it & if I change my mind I will immediately inform you. If not I will make the application for the dissolution.

Yrs. truly


Circumstances intervened which made me dispair of ⟨e⟩ffecting what I intimated.



⟨Theodore Sedgwick⟩ Esq

ALS, Lloyd W. Smith Collection, Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, New Jersey.

1This letter, which has not been found, was enclosed in Samuel Mackay to H, January 23, 1799, which is listed in the appendix to this volume. Mackay, a retired British officer, wrote to H concerning his appointment to the Army.

2This is a reference to the case of Thomas Morris and James Wadsworth v William Bacon. See Sedgwick to H, February 4, 1798.

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