Alexander Hamilton Papers

New York Ratifying Convention. Remarks (John McKesson’s Version), [12 July 1788]

New York Ratifying Convention. Remarks
(John Mc Kesson’s Version)1

[Poughkeepsie, New York, July 12, 1788]

Mr. Hamilton—

I rise with Reluctance

It has been industriously circulated that I am a Man of such Talents as to carry2 any Cause—

Insinuations agt. me out of this Hous[e] to shut the Hearts of the House agt. me—

John McKesson MS Notes, New-York Historical Society, New York City.

2McKesson wrote and then crossed out the word “espouse.” Over the deleted word he wrote “carry.”

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