Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Benjamin Tallmadge, 16 June 1795

To Benjamin Tallmadge1

[New York, June 16, 1795. On June 20, 1795, Tallmadge wrote to Hamilton and referred to “your Letter of the 16th. instant.” Letter not found.]

1Tallmadge, a merchant in Litchfield, Connecticut, was treasurer of the Ohio Company. During the American Revolution, Tallmadge served as a lieutenant in the Continental line and was promoted successively to captain, major, and colonel of dragoons. From 1778 to 1783 he was engaged in secret service and carried on a confidential correspondence with George Washington. In 1792 he was appointed postmaster at Litchfield and subsequently was president of the Society of the Cincinnati.

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