Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Christopher Gore, 20 September 1789

From Christopher Gore1

Boston, Septr 20. 1789.

Alexander Hamilton Esqr


Be pleas’d to accept my sincere acknowledgments for the politeness and attention, you discover’d in rectifying the mistake made in a conversation with mr Badcock.2 To lie under the imputation of acting in a character different from the one I assum’d was painful—to be consider’d in this light by one whose reputation is the boast of America was the most distressing of all circumstances that coud happen to a man of any sensibility. That I was anxious you shoud recollect the real situation of this business, by a recourse to the cotemporary papers, you will not be surpriz’d—and you will readily believe, that I felt a great satisfaction, in knowing you had done this, before you replied to mr Badcock.

with great respect I am   Sir your very obed servt

C. Gore

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Gore, Boston Federalist and lawyer, was appointed United States attorney for Massachusetts in 1789.

2Presumably Daniel Badcock, a New York City merchant.

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