Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from James Wilkinson, 6 June 1799

From James Wilkinson

New Orleans
June 6th: 1799


I arrived here on the 3rd Inst. & expect to Embark on the 10th. directly for the port of your residence.

I have Offered two & would have given four hundred do⟨l⟩lars for a passage in the Sloop which bears this as she is reputed a good sailer, but find myself excluded by a band of Kentuckeans, who anticipated my application.

Contrary to my expectations I do not find an armed Vessel in port, & that on which I am obliged to Embark is a clumsy Ship. The circumstance is a painful one, but it is unavoidable.

You have under cover a duplicate of my last,1 the Original being transmitted agreably to Order.

With perfect consideration & respect I have the Honor to be Sir   Yr. Mo Obe St.

Majr. General Hamilton

ADf, Chicago Historical Society.

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