Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Timothy Pickering, [10 May 1796]

To Timothy Pickering

[New York, May 10, 1796]

Dr Sir

Inclosed is a letter1 which I will thank you to hand to its destination.

While I have my pen in my hand, give me leave to mention a particular subject to you. Mr. Pinckney, it is said, desires to return to the U States.2 In this case a successor will be wanted. If we had power to make a man for the purpose, we could not imagine a fitter than Mr. King.3 He is tired of the Senate & I fear will resign at all events. I presume he would accept the mission to England. Can there be a doubt that it will be wise to offer it to him?

Yrs with much esteem & regard

A Hamilton

T Pickering Esq

ALS, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston.

1The enclosure was H to George Washington, May 10, 1795.

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