Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to James McHnery, 8 September 1798

To James McHenry1

New York Sepr. 8th. 1798

My Dear Sir

Yours dated by mistake Augt. 6th. I received yesterday. I postponed a reply ’till to day because I wished first to reflect maturely. My mind is unalterably made up. I shall certainly not hold the commission on the plan proposed, and only wait an official communication to say so.

I return you the inclosures in your letter. You may depend on my fidelity to your friendly confidence. I shall regret whatever of inconvenience may attend you. You doubtless will take care that you retain in your own power all the evidences of this transaction.


A Hamilton

J McHenry Esqr

ADfS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1For an explanation of the contents of this letter, see the introductory note to George Washington to H, July 14, 1798.

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