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From Alexander Hamilton to Thomas Pinckney, 9 December 1794

To Thomas Pinckney1

[Treasury Department, December 9, 1794. “… Be assured that in this and in every thing which concerns you whatever and however my lot may be cast, I must feel, according to the dictates of a genuine esteem and true attachment.” Letter not found.]

ALS, sold at Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., November 30, 1943, Lot 143.

1Extract taken from manuscript dealer’s catalogue. The catalogue description reads: “Regarding shipment of copper for frigates & extending sympathy for domestic misfortune.”

For information about the copper for the frigates, see H to Pinckney, June 25, 1794. The “domestic misfortune” was the death in London of Elizabeth Motte Pinckney, Pinckney’s wife (The [Charleston, South Carolina] City Gazette & Daily Advertiser, October 23, 1794).

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