From Eliphalet Fitch1
[New York, December 20, 1800]
Mr. Fitch requests the Indulgence of General Hamilton to the enclosed Remarks.2 They result from an Anxiety to be released from a most unjust and oppressive Restraint; and it is hoped the Chancellor will give an early Attention to this Matter, which so materially affects personal Liberty.
AL, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Fitch, a native of Jamaica, West Indies, was a merchant at 33 Pearl Street, New York City.
2. AD, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
The “enclosed Remarks” concern the case of John Read, Charles Hurst, and Cornelia Remsen, Henry Remsen and George H. Remsen, executors of Henry Remsen deceased v Joseph Fitch and Eliphalet Fitch. For information concerning this case, see forthcoming 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 , IV.