Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Andrew G. Fraunces, 1 October 1793

To Andrew G. Fraunces1

[Albany, October 1, 1793]

Contemptible as you are, what answer could I give to your last letter?2

The enclosed is a copy of what will shortly appear in one of the Gazettes of the city of New-York.

A. Hamilton

The [New York] Diary: or Loudon’s Register, October 11, 1793.

1For background to this letter, see Fraunces to H, May 16, 1793.

On October 11, 1793, the New-York Daily Gazette, a morning newspaper, and The Diary, an evening paper, published H’s letter and its enclosure, introducing them with a letter of that date from Fraunces to the publisher of the New-York Daily Gazette, Archibald McLean. The next issue of the Daily Gazette contained a letter from Fraunces transmitting “an Address,” which was identical with the first five pages of An Appeal, which had been published in September as a pamphlet (New-York Daily Gazette, October 12, 1793; An Appeal, 1–5). Copies of the next few issues of the Daily Gazette have not been found.

2Letter not found.

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