To Winthrop Sargent
December 31. 1792
I duly received your letter of the 24th of October.1 An extreme press of business has prevented me, hitherto, from making a Report on your petition; but you may rely upon the promise which I now make you, that one will be very shortly made.2
I am, Sir, with consideration, Your Obedt Servant
Winthrop Sargent Esq.
North West of the Ohio
LS, Ontario County Historical Society, Canandaigua, New York.
1. Letter not found.
2. See Sargent to H, October 28, 1793, January 2, 1794 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , XV, 379–80, 605–07); “Report on the Petition of Winthrop Sargent,” January 31, 1794 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , XV, 680–81).
On January 27, 1796, Sargent submitted another petition to Congress, which was referred to the Committee of Claims, but no other action was taken (Journal of the House description begins Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States (Washington, 1826). description ends , II, 428).