Alexander Hamilton Papers

[Detector No. II], [23 August 1792]

[Detector No. II]1

[Philadelphia, August 23, 1792]

[Philadelphia] Dunlap’s American Daily Advertiser, August 24, 1792.

1The first letter by “Detector” is dated July 28, 1792.

Philip Marsh has written: “A second letter by ‘Detector’ and in the typical style of Hamilton appeared in The American Daily Advertiser for August 24th, addressed ‘To the Mechanics and Manufacturers,’ defending the report on manufactures” (“Hamilton’s Neglected Essays, 1791–1793,” The New-York Historical Society Quarterly, XXXII [October, 1948], 293). No conclusive evidence, however, has been found that H is the author of this letter.

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