Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Mathew Carey, 4 April 1791

To Mathew Carey1

[Philadelphia] April 4, 1791. Presents his compliments to Carey and declines an invitation to a dinner of the Hibernian Society.

Copy, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

1Carey, publisher of The American Museum, had emigrated to Philadelphia from Ireland in 1784. Early in the seventeen-nineties he organized the Hibernian Society for the relief of Irish immigrants.

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