Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from James McHenry, 12[–27] September 1798

From James McHenry1

Trenton 12 [–27] Sepr. 1798

My dear Hamilton.

I inclosed you in a note of the 28th of Augt. ulto, a copy of a letter to General Washington dated the 25 of the same month. You have forgotten to return me this copy or notice this letter. The letter to the President mentioned in my last2 is still under deliberation.

Yours affectionately & truly

James McHenry

This letter has been at Watertown near Bosten by mistake from which place it returned this morning. The representation aluded to was sent about ten days ago, signed by Mr Wolcott only.3 I hope and expect from it a good effect.4

Majr Gen Alex. Hamilton.

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; ADf, James McHenry 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.

3This is a reference to Oliver Wolcott, Jr., to John Adams, September 17, 1798, which is quoted in the introductory note to Washington to H, July 14, 1798.

4The draft does not contain the postscript.

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