Alexander Hamilton Papers

New York Assembly. Report on the Petition of Theodosius Fowler, 20 February 1787

New York Assembly. Report on the Petition of Theodosius Fowler1

New York, February 20, 1787. On this date Hamilton, as chairman of a committee, reported on a petition of Theodosius Fowler and others “praying that the estate of Jonathan Fowler, forfeited to the people of this State (the sale whereof has been stayed for the accomodation of the petitioners) may by law be appropriated to the payment of the debts of the said Jonathan.” Hamilton recommended that the petition be granted.2

New York Assembly Journal description begins Journal of the Assembly of the State of New York (Publisher and place vary, 1782–1788). description ends , 1787, 59.

1Fowler was a New York dealer in securities and a land speculator.

2The legislature concurred in H’s recommendation, and “AN ACT for the relief of Theodosius Fowler and others,” was passed on April 18 (Laws of the State of New York, I description begins Laws of the State of New York Passed at the Sessions of the Legislature Held in the Years 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780, 1781, 1782, 1783 and 1784 Inclusive, being the First Seven Sessions (Albany, 1886). description ends I, 558).

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