Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Robert Troup, 23 March 1795

To Robert Troup1

[Albany, March 23, 1795. On March 31, 1795, Troup wrote to Hamilton: “I have just this moment recived yours of the 23rd inst.” Letter not found.]

1Troup, a close friend of H since the time when they had been students at King’s College, was a New York City and Albany attorney. A veteran of the American Revolution, he served as secretary of the Board of War (1778–1779) and secretary of the Board of Treasury (1779–1780). He was a member of the New York Assembly in 1786. When this letter was written, Troup was involved in land speculation in western New York and was associated with Charles Williamson in the development of the Pulteney Purchase in the Genesee country.

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