To Alexander J. Dallas1
ALS, Mr. Alexander Hamilton, New York City.
1. In January, 1791, Dallas was appointed secretary of the state of Pennsylvania.
2. Thomas Mifflin.
3. An entry in the executive minutes of Pennsylvania for November 22, 1791, reads as follows: “Copies of the Laws passed in the last Session of the General Assembly were this day transmitted to Thomas Jefferson Esquire Secretary of State; to Alexander Hamilton Esquire Secretary of the Treasury of the United States; and to Henry Knox Esquire Secretary at War” (Pennsylvania Archives, 9th ser. description begins Pennsylvania Archives, 9th ser. (n.p., 1931–1935). description ends I, 285).