Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Samuel Jones, 11 November 1791

To Samuel Jones1

[Philadelphia, November 11, 1791. “I do not consider myself as at liberty to authorise anything; and so much are the circumstances effaced from my memory that I do not even feel myself competent to advise.”2 Letter not found.]

ALS, sold at American Art Association, November 24, 1924, Lot 333.

1Jones, a prominent lawyer of Queens County, New York, had served in the New York Assembly from 1786 to 1790 and had been a member of the New York Ratifying Convention in 1788.

2Text taken from extract of letter in the dealer’s catalogue.

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