To Thomas FitzSimons1
[New York, February 4, 1796. Hamilton endorsed a letter from FitzSimons dated December 17, 1795: “Ansr. Feby. 4 179 agreeing & naming Mr. Lewis2—Referees to decide as Judges in Chancellory Law & Fact.” Letter not found.]
1. FitzSimons, a native of Ireland, was a Philadelphia merchant. He was a Federalist member of the House of Representatives from 1789 to 1795.
2. This is presumably a reference to William Lewis, a Philadelphia attorney and Federalist, who had been judge of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from July 20, 1791, to April 11, 1792.