To John Marshall1
[New York, August 19, 1800. On August 23, 1800, Marshall wrote to Hamilton: “I receivd to day your letter of the 19th inst.” Letter not found.]
1. On May 12, 1800, John Adams nominated Marshall, who was a member of the House of Representatives from Virginia, to be Secretary of State. The Senate confirmed the nomination on May 13 (Executive Journal, I description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate (Washington, 1828), I. description ends , 353, 354).