Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Edmund Randolph, 21 July 1795

From Edmund Randolph

Philadelphia July 21. 1795.

Dear Sir

I am much obliged to you for your explanatory letter to myself,1 and your permission for my inspection of the two addressed to your Southern correspondent.2 I had intended to drop you a few lines upon the depending subject. But hearing that you are to be at the Supreme court of the U.S;3 and not being able to say to you much sooner than the first day of their session, what I wish; it will be deferred to a personal ⟨inter⟩view.

I am dear Sir   with great esteem & regard   Yr. mo: ob. serv.

Edm: Randolph

Colo. Hamilton

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Letter not found.

2Neither H’s letter to Randolph nor the other two letters mentioned in this sentence have been found, but see George Washington to H, July 14, 1795.

3Randolph is referring to H’s attendance as auxiliary counsel for the United States Government in the Carriage Tax case (Hylton v United States). For information on this case, see 3 Dallas, U.S. Reports description begins A. J. Dallas, Reports of Cases Ruled and Adjudged in the Several Courts of the United States and of Pennsylvania, Held at the Seat of the Federal Government. Vol. III, Second Edition. Edited, With Notes and References to Later Decisions, by Frederick C. Brightly (New York and Albany, 1882). description ends , 171; also in Goebel, Law Practice description begins Julius Goebel, Jr., ed., The Law Practice of Alexander Hamilton: Documents and Commentary (New York and London, 1964– ) description ends , forthcoming volumes. See also Tench Coxe to H, January 14, 19, 1795; H to Coxe, January 26, 1795; William Bradford to H, July 2, 1795.

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