Alexander Hamilton Papers

[Detector No. I], [28 July 1792]

[Detector No. 1]1

[Philadelphia, July 28, 1792]

[Philadelphia] Gazette of the United States, July 28, 1792.

1Philip Marsh has written: “After Hamilton’s insinuations signed ‘T. L.’ on July 25th, in the next issue of Fenno’s Gazette appeared what seems to be a deliberate part of the planned attack on Jefferson and Freneau by Hamilton, in a letter by ‘Detector,’ who attacked the National Gazette as the tool of the Republican ‘faction’” (“Hamilton’s Neglected Essays, 1791–1793,” The NewYork Historical Society Quarterly, XXXII [October, 1948], 291). No other evidence, however, has been found that H was the author of this letter.

The second “Detector” letter is dated August 23, 1792.

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