Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Theodore Sedgwick, 3 August 1798

From Theodore Sedgwick1

[Stockbridge, Massachusetts, August 3, 1798. On August 29, 1798, Hamilton wrote to Sedgwick: “Your letter of the 3. instant came seasonably to hand.” Letter not found.]

1Sedgwick, a leading Massachusetts Federalist, was a member of the Massachusetts Assembly in 1780, 1782, 1783, 1787, and 1788 and of the state Senate in 1784 and 1785. From 1785 to 1788 he was a delegate to the Continental Congress. He served in the House of Representatives from 1789 to 1796, when he was elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Caleb Strong. He served in that capacity until 1799.

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