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From Alexander Hamilton to Thomas FitzSimons, 4 February 1796

To Thomas FitzSimons1

[New York, February 4, 1796. Hamilton endorsed a letter from FitzSimons dated December 17, 1795: “Ansr. Feby. 4 179[6] agreeing & naming Mr. Lewis2—Referees to decide as Judges in Chancellory Law & Fact.” Letter not found.]

1FitzSimons, a native of Ireland, was a Philadelphia merchant. He was a Federalist member of the House of Representatives from 1789 to 1795.

2This is presumably a reference to William Lewis, a Philadelphia attorney and Federalist, who had been judge of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from July 20, 1791, to April 11, 1792.

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