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From Alexander Hamilton to Jeremiah Olney, 9 September 1794

To Jeremiah Olney

Treasury Department, September 9, 1794. “In answer to your favour of the 11th. of August last on the subject of the Suits brought against you by Arnold & Dexter,1 I shall just observe, that if an application to the General Assembly for a new Trial, can be effected in time, without precluding the right of ultimately resorting to the Court of the United States, there can be no objection to your adopting that mode in the first instance.”

LS, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence; LC, RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Providence, National Archives; LC, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives.

1For information on the case involving Welcome Arnold and Edward Dexter, see Olney to H, November 7, 15, 28, December 10, 13, 27, 1792; March 14, 25, April 15, 25, September 23, October 7, 21, November 21, 1793; February 17, March 31, April 14, first letter of April 24, May 5, August 11, 1794; H to Olney, November 27, 1792; November 7, 1793; March 19, April 24, 1794.

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