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From Alexander Hamilton to Jonathan Dayton, 4 January 1796

To Jonathan Dayton1

[New York, January 4, 1796. On January 15, 1796, Dayton wrote to Hamilton: “Your letter of the 4th is before me.” Letter not found.]

1Dayton, a veteran of the American Revolution, had served in the New Jersey Assembly in 1786, 1787, and 1790 and was a Federalist member of the House of Representatives from 1791 to 1799. Dayton was Speaker of the House from March 4, 1795, to March 3, 1799.

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