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To Alexander Hamilton from Jeremiah Wadsworth, 13 May 1797

From Jeremiah Wadsworth1

Hartford, May 13, 1797. “A Mr Johnston who holds Mr Churches Land shewed me a letter from Mr Tracy dated last April in which he says. ‘Col Hamilton says Col Wadsworth has the sole disposal of the Land in Salisbury:’ Mr Johnston came to me to finish the business.… I believe Johnston would take a quit claim & risk the Title & secure the payment according to the inclosed appraisement.”2

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Wadsworth, a friend of H for many years, was a Federalist member of the House of Representatives from Connecticut from 1789 to 1795 and a member of the Connecticut Executive Council from 1795 to 1801.

For background to this letter, see Uriah Tracy to H, March 23, April 6, 1797.

2In the Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress, is a copy of the appraisal of the land in Salisbury, Connecticut, known as the Livingston Lot. The appraisal is dated January 10, 1795. Also in the Hamilton Papers is a description of the Livingston Lot, dated May 19, 1777,extracted from the town records of Salisbury and certified by the town clerk.

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