From Eliphalet Pearson1
[Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 10, 1791]
I feel myself happy in the honor of acquainting a gentleman of Mr. Hamilton’s merited distinction that the American Academy of Arts & Sciences has elected him a Fellow; of which the instrument, herewith transmitted, is a Certificate executed in the usual form.2
With sentiments of highest esteem, I have the honor to be, Sir, Your most obedient & very humble servant,
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Pearson was Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Oriental Languages at Harvard College.