Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from the Electors of Queens County, 19 February 1789

From the Electors of Queens County1

Jamaica [New York] February 19, 1789. Several “electors and freeholders” of the County of Queens2 on this date informed “the Committee of Correspondence of New-York” that they had received a letter “from some members of your committee.”3 As recommended by the New York Committee, the “electors and freeholders from Flushing, North Hempstead, Jamaica, and Newtown” had nominated Robert Yates for governor and Pierre Van Cortlandt for lieutenant governor.

The [New York] Daily Advertiser, February 23, 1789.

1The letter from the Queens County electors, as published in The Daily Advertiser, was prefaced by the following note from H: “The Committee appointed by the Meeting at Bardin’s Tavern, on the 11th inst have received the following communication from Queens County. A. HAMILTON, Chairman.”

2The letter from Queens County was signed by Isaac Ledyard, Daniel Menema, John M. Smith, Francis Lewis, Jr., Andrew Onderdonk, William Lawson, and Robert Furman.

3This was presumably the same letter as that sent “To the Supervisors of the City of Albany,” February 18, 1789.

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