Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from William Ellery, 13 August 1792

From William Ellery

Newport [Rhode Island] August 13, 1792. “I have received your Circular letters of the 20th of the 22nd. (inclosg. a copy of a letter to you from the Atty. General of the 21st. of June) and of the 23d. of the last month. With regard to the last, I am happy to find that I had construed the Post office Act1 rightly.…”

LC, Newport Historical Society, Newport, Rhode Island.

1“An Act to establish the Post-Office and Post Roads within the United States” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 232–39 [February 20, 1792]).

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