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From Alexander Hamilton to William Hull, [28 February 1793]

To William Hull1

[Philadelphia, February 28, 1793. “… The issue is contrary to expectation and is matter of regret. The best, however, must be made of circumstances. The object of your mission being at an end, I am to request that … you will return to this place.”2 Letter not found.]

The Collector: A Magazine for Autograph and Historical Collectors, LXIV, No. 3 (June, 1951), 128, Item W990.

1Hull, a native of Derby, Connecticut, a veteran of the American Revolution, and a lawyer in Newton, Massachusetts, was appointed in January, 1793, agent to arrange with Governor John Graves Simcoe for the purchase of supplies for a proposed meeting with the western Indians in the spring.

For background to this letter, see “Draft of Instructions for William Hull,” January 14, 1793 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , XIII, 479–80); Hull to H, February 6, 1793 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , XIV, 9–13). See also “Conversation with George Hammond,” December 15–28, 1792 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , XIII, 326–28); H to Hammond, December 29, 1792 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , XIII, 382–84). For the proposed council with the western Indians, see “Conversation with George Hammond.” November 22, 1792, note 4 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , XIII, 213–15).

2Text taken from extract in dealer’s catalogue.

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