Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Thomas Pearsall, 20 May [1784]

To Thomas Pearsall1

[New York] May 20 [1784]. Apologizes for “a too sudden opinion … relating to confiscated property.” Sends new opinion.2

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1Pearsall was a partner in the firm of merchants in New York City known as Thomas Pearsall and Son.

2For the text of H’s opinion and a discussion of Pearsall’s case, see Goebel, Law Practice description begins Julius Goebel, Jr., and Joseph H. Smith, eds., The Law Practice of Alexander Hamilton: Documents and Commentary (New York and London, 1964– ). description ends , I, 251–53.

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