Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Benjamin Walker, 11 July 1792

To Benjamin Walker

Philadelphia July 11. 1792

Dr. Sir

The bearer of this Mr. Douthat1 is lately from Europe. His views are towards the Woolen Manufacture, which he professes to understand in all its branches—and he is steering his course to Hartford in Connecticut.

As he is a stranger & I presume stands in need of œconomy, I will thank you to put him in the way of the cheapest conveyance to his destination. Will not this be by Water?

Yrs. sincerely

A Hamilton

B Walker Esqr.

ALS, Mr. Joseph M. Levine, New York City.

1Francis Douthat subsequently settled in Staunton, Virginia, where he made an unsuccessful attempt to establish a textile business.

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