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To Alexander Hamilton from Jonathan Dayton, 22 March 1799

From Jonathan Dayton1

Elizabethtown [New Jersey] March 22, 1799. “Your letter addressed to Major Ford2 reached the Post office in Newark a few minutes after the mail for Morris was sent off.… I was compelled to hire an express for 3 & ½ Dollars who delivered the letter to the Major this morng & brought back from him the enclosed to you.”3

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1For background to this letter, see H to Dayton, March 18, 1799; Dayton to H, March 20, 1799.

3Ford to H, March 22, 1799 (listed in the appendix to this volume). In this letter Ford acknowledged H’s order to proceed to New Brunswick, New Jersey.

H’s endorsement of the letter printed above reads: “Express Hire to be paid.”

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