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To Alexander Hamilton from Gouverneur Morris, 29 October 1793

From Gouverneur Morris

Paris 29 October 1793.

My friend Colo. Hamilton will thank me for procuring him the acquaintance of Mr. DeVolney1 the Gentleman who will deliver this Letter. A Splendid reputation in the literary world will command his ready admittance to all good Company his agreable qualities will render him a desireable guest and a valuable acquaintance.

LC, Gouverneur Morris Papers, Library of Congress.

1Constantin François Chasse-Boeuf, Comte de Volney, a French writer and politician, had been a member of the Estates-General and the Constituent Assembly and was well known for several works on travel and politics. He was suspected of being a Royalist and had been imprisoned in 1792. Despite the statement in Morris’s letter to H, Volney did not reach the United States until 1795.

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