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Admission to Practice Law in the United States Circuit Court for the New York District in the Eastern Circuit, [6 April 1796]

Admission to Practice Law in the United States
Circuit Court for the New York District
in the Eastern Circuit

[New York, April 6, 1796]

Ordered,

That Alexander Hamilton, Josiah Ogden Hoffman, Brockholst Livingston and Peter Stephen Du Ponceau be and they are hereby respectively admitted to practice as Counsellors of this Court. Whereupon they were respectively qualified as Counsellors and respectively subscribed the oath on the roll of Counsellors.1

D, RG 21, Minutes, Trial Notes, and Rolls of Attorneys of the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York, 1790–1841, National Archives.

1On April 6, 1796, H signed the roll of counsellors (RG 21, Minutes, Trial Notes, and Rolls of Attorneys of the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York, 1790–1841, National Archives).

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