Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Andrew G. Fraunces, 3 August 1793

To Andrew G. Fraunces1

Philadelphia, August 3, 1793.


I find on a second reading of your letter yesterday, that I mistook the expressions contained in it, and was led to give to it a meaning which is entirely foreign to it.

I hasten to correct my error, and to assure you, that I am extremely pained at the harsh inference I was led to draw and to express. I feel myself bound without loss of time to apologize to you for it, and to declare to you my sincere regret. You will receive in the course of the day another answer to your letter.

I am Sir, your obedient servant,

Alexander Hamilton.

Mr. Andrew G. Fraunces, Filbert-Street.

Fraunces, An Appeal description begins [Andrew G. Fraunces], An Appeal to the Legislature of the United States, and to the Citizens Individually, of the Several States, Against the Conduct of the Secretary of the Treasury. By Andrew G. Fraunces, Citizen of the State of New-York, Late in the Treasury of the United States. “E tenebris elucidit lux.” Printed for Andrew G. Fraunces, Esq. (n.p., 1793). description ends , 14–15.

1For background to this letter, see Fraunces to H, May 16, June 10, July 1, August 2, 1793; H to Fraunces, May 18, July 2, August 2, 1793.

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