To Timothy Pickering1
Treasury Department, January 2, 1795. This letter is essentially the same as that which Hamilton wrote to Edmund Randolph on the same date.2
Copy, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.
1. On January 2, 1795, Pickering succeeded Henry Knox as Secretary of War (Executive Journal, I description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate (Washington, 1828), I. description ends , 168–69).