Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to David Ross, 3 November 1792

To David Ross1

Philadelphia Novr 3d 1792.


Two days since, I received a Letter from Mr Mercer dated the 16th of Octr in answer to mine of the 26 of September, to him. A Copy of his letter and of the documents accompanying it, as far as they regard his public Speeches, is herewith sent; in order that your comments, as to the facts which are in question, may enable me to judge what further Step I ought to take.

I remain with perfect consideration & esteem   Sir   your Obed Servt


David Ross Esq
Bladensburg Maryland

Copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Ross had served during the American Revolution as a major in Grayson’s Additional Continental Regiment. After the war he had practiced law and managed his family’s extensive estates in Frederick County. From 1786 to 1788 he was a delegate to the Continental Congress from Maryland.

For background to this letter, see the introductory note to H to John F. Mercer, September 26, 1792. See also H to Ross, September 26, 1792; Ross to H, October 5–10, 1792; Mercer to H, October 16–28, 1792; H to Mercer, November 3, 1792.

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