Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from George Washington, 13 February 1796

From George Washington

Phila. 13th. Feby. 1796

My dear Sir,

In the moment I was closing & dispatching my letters to the Post Office, I learnt from the Attorney General of the U.S.1 that you would be here on the 17th.2 My mind being continually uneasy on Acct. of Young Fayette,3 I cannot but wish (if this letter should reach you in time, and no reasons stronger than what have occurred against it) that you would request him, and his Tuter,4 to come on to this place on a visit; without avowing, or making a mystery of the object—Leaving the rest to some after decision. In haste. Yours always & most


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Colo Hamilton

ALS, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1Charles Lee.

3George Washington Motier Lafayette.

4Felix Frestel. For information on Lafayette and Frestel, see H to Washington, October 16, 26, November 19, 26, December 24, 27–30, 1795; Washington to H, October 29, November 10, 18, 23, 28, December 22, 1795.

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