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From Alexander Hamilton to Nathaniel G. Ingraham, 6 March 1801

To Nathaniel G. Ingraham

Albany, March 6, 1801. Acknowledges receipt of Ingraham’s letter of February 26, 1801.1 Regrets that he cannot serve as Ingraham’s attorney because of unavoidable delay in Albany.2

ALS, Mrs. Jean Ahnfeldt, Los Altos, California.

1Letter not found.

Ingraham was declared a bankrupt on February 19, 1801 (RG 21, Records of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Entry 115: Bankruptcy Records, Act of 1800-Case Files, 1801–1803, Nathaniel Ingraham, National Archives). For H’s earlier service as Ingraham’s attorney, see Goebel, Law Practice description begins Julius Goebel, Jr., ed., The Law Practice of Alexander Hamilton: Documents and Commentary (New York and London, 1964–). description ends , forthcoming volumes.

2H was in Albany attending the New York Court of Errors. See H to Elizabeth Hamilton, February 20, 1801

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