Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Robert R. Livingston, [23 May 1786]

To Robert R. Livingston

[New York, May 23, 1786]

Dear Sir

We have talked over the Question. Who of the Commissioners are to go to the Southward?1 And it seems to be decided that you and myself are to be of the number and that a third must be either Mr. R. C. Livingston or Mr Ganseevort, as they may arrange it between themselves.2 I understand the meeting is to be sometime in September.

I remain with sincere esteem   Sir   Your obed & hum ser

A Hamilton

The Honble R R Livingston Esquire

ALS, New-York Historical Society, New York City.

1For the appointment of New York commissioners to the Annapolis Convention, see “Appointment as Commissioners to the Annapolis Convention,” May 5, 1786.

2The legislature appointed H, Robert R. Livingston, James Duane, Egbert Benson, Leonard Gansevoort, and Robert C. Livingston as the New York delegates to the Convention.

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