Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Jeremiah Wadsworth, [10 December 1791]

From Jeremiah Wadsworth1

[December 10, 1791]

Dear Sir

Inclosed you have the paper I promised You; if you wish for anything more or any explanation of that inclosed I will wait on you when You Please.

Your Hume Svt

J Wadsworth

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1For background to this letter, see George Cabot to H, December 8, 1791, note 1.

Wadsworth, who during the American Revolution had served as commissary general of purchases and as a representative from Connecticut to the Continental Congress, had widespread business interests. He was a founder of the Bank of North America, the Hartford Bank, and the Hartford Woolen Manufactory, and had engaged in a number of speculative enterprises. For several years he was a member of a Hartford firm which carried on an extensive trade with the West Indies. During the Confederation period H had handled legal affairs for Wadsworth and his wartime business partner, John B. Church.

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