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To Alexander Hamilton from Alexander J. Dallas, [6 October 1794]

From Alexander J. Dallas1

[Carlisle, Pennsylvania, October 6, 1794]

Sir

I have the honor to transmit, for the perusal of the President, the original papers received by Mr Laing,2 from the County of Fayette, and a copy of the answer, which was sent by the Governors directions.3

Carlysle
6 Octr: 94
To Alexr Hamilton Esq

ADf, Division of Public Records, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg; LC, Division of Public Records, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg.

2James Lang of Fayette County, Pennsylvania, was one of the committee of conference appointed on August 14, 1794, by the insurgents in western Pennsylvania to confer with the commissioners of the United States. Like the other members of the committee, he supported submission to the excise laws.

3The papers enclosed in this letter are described as follows in the “Executive Minutes of Governor Thomas Mifflin” for October 6, 1794: “The original papers received by Mr. James Lang from the County of Fayette, containing the submission of some of the People of that County to the laws of the United States; with a copy of the answer thereto which was sent by the Governor’s direction—were this day transmitted to Alexander Hamilton esquire, for the perusal of the President of the United States” (Pennsylvania Archives, 9th ser. description begins Pennsylvania Archives, 9th ser., I, II, (n.p., 1931). description ends , II, 882).

For a copy of the submission of the people of Fayette County, which included the “Resolves at Uniontown,” see Albert Gallatin to Mifflin, September 17, 1794 (Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd ser., IV description begins Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd ser., IV (n.p., 1876). description ends , 316–20). See also “Declarations of David Bradford and Others,” September 13, 1794 (Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd ser., IV description begins Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd ser., IV (n.p., 1876). description ends , 297–99). For Mifflin’s answer to Lang, see Dallas to Gallatin, September 26, 1794 (Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd ser., IV description begins Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd ser., IV (n.p., 1876). description ends , 368–69).

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