Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Samuel Osborne, 11 February 1799

From Samuel Osborne, 11 February 1799

Fort Jay February 11th 1799—


On Friday noon (8th. Inst.) I received your note of the 6th.

This is the sixteenth day since my arrest, which confines me to the Island and as it yet remains uncertain when a Court can be convened; I request the limits of my confinement may be extended to the City.

Should there be no impropriety in this request being granted I beg Sir you will give me the indulgence

I am Sir respectfully Yr Obedt Hble. Servt.

Sam. Osborn

Genl. Alexander Hamilton New York

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; ADf, Papers of Samuel Osborne, Library of Congress).

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