From John Jay
new York 24 June 1793
On Saturday week last I arrived at Pha. and very early the next monday morning set out in the Stage for this place. I recollected your Deed, but as Mr Iredell came to Pha.1 with me, and could take the acknowledgmt. I am persuaded you will excuse my passing on without waiting for that Business.
The G. Jury at Richmd. requested a Copy of the Charge,2 the Burden of which was neutrality, and directed it to be printed. I requested Mr Marshall3 the Clerk of the Court to send you two copies of it. I hope he will not forget it. I wish I had thought of making the like Request to mr Carrington.4
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress
1. Chief Justice Jay and Justice James Iredell of the Supreme Court were returning from sessions of the Southern Circuit Court.
2. Jay delivered the “Charge” to the Grand Jury at the opening of the Circuit Court in Richmond on May 22, 1793. It is printed in Francis Wharton, State Trials of the United States During the Administrations of Washington and Adams (Philadelphia, 1849), 49–59.
3. William Marshall was John Marshall’s brother.
4. Edward Carrington, supervisor of the revenue for the District of Virginia.