Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from John Jay, 21 December 1790

From John Jay

New York, December 21, 1790. Recommends John McComb Jr.1 as “an intelligent sober & industrious young Mechanic.”

LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1McComb was the son of a prominent New York architect and builder. The younger McComb became his father’s assistant in 1783 and began his own career as a builder in 1790.

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