Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Robert R. Livingston, 25 December 1785

From Robert R. Livingston

December 25, 1785. “I recd your notes1 with Mr. Hoffmans2 Letter. I have no objections to waving any formalities with respect to the return of the writ of error. I should be extremly sorry if any part of my letter strikes you disagreeably. The passage you allude to was inserted as well to contradict an assertion that I had treated Mr. Hoffmans memory with severity, as to express my resentment at the harsh things that have been publicly said of an ancestor whose memory I am bound to respect.”

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Letters not found.

2Zachariah Hoffman.

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