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From Alexander Hamilton to Jasper Yeates, [11 October 1794]

To Jasper Yeates1

[Carlisle, Pennsylvania, October 11, 1794. The description of this letter in the dealer’s catalogue reads: “Regarding a young Lieutenant James Renshaw of the corps of dragoons, who was being recommended as a proper person for some service needed by Judge Yeates.” Letter not found.]

The Collector: A Magazine for Autograph and Historical Collectors, LVIII, No. 3 (April-May, 1945), 84.

1Yeates was associate justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court from 1791 until his death in 1817. At the time this letter was written Yeates was one of the Federal commissioners appointed by George Washington to confer with the representatives of the insurgents in western Pennsylvania. See H and Henry Knox to Washington, August 5, 1794, note 3 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , XVII, 21–24).

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