To George Washington1
[New York] March 26 17962
I perceived by the News Paper that the resolution has been carried. I have not been idle as far a⟨s⟩ my situation would permit but ⟨it⟩3 will not be in my power as I had hoped to send you what I am preparing by this day’s Post. The next will carry it. It does not however appear necessary that the Executive should be in a hurry.
The final result in my mind, for reasons I shal⟨l⟩ submit in my next is that the Papers ought all to be refused. I am persuade⟨d⟩ the Communication of the ins⟨tructions⟩ in particular would do ha⟨rm⟩ to The President & to the Govern⟨ment⟩.
Respecty & Affecty
AL[S], George Washington Papers, Library of Congress; copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. For background to this letter, see the introductory note to H to Washington, March 7, 1796. See also H to William Loughton Smith, March 10, 1796; H to Rufus King, March 16, 1796; H to Washington, March 24, 1796.
3. The material within broken brackets has been taken from the copy in the Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.