Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to James McHenry, 15 January 1800

To James McHenry

New York Jany. 15th. 1800


I shall go to Albany on Sunday next on urgent business.1 Official communications from you will, of course, not reach me after Saturday, but I shall direct the Adjutant General2 to open such as may arrive and to take the measures which they render necessary in all cases that can not wait for a reference to me.

S of War

Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1H was going to Albany as attorney for Louis Le Guen in the case of Le Guen v Gouverneur and Kemble before the New York Court of Errors. For this case, 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.

2William North.

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