To Stephen Higginson1
[New York, November 28, 1796. On December 9, 1796, Higginson wrote to Hamilton: “Your Letter of 28 of last month I received.” Letter not found.]
1. Higginson, who had commanded a privateer during the American Revolution and had been a delegate to the Continental Congress from Massachusetts in 1782 and 1783, was one of Boston’s wealthiest merchants and a prominent Federalist.