Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Martin S. Wilkins, [1798]

To Martin S. Wilkins1

[1798]. Acknowledges receipt of Wilkins’s “notice as to the Trial between Gouverneur and Kemble and Gomez Lopez & Rivera.”2

ADf, Miscellaneous Papers in Chancery, Court of Appeals, Albany.

1H wrote this letter as attorney for Louis Le Guen in his suit against Isaac Gouverneur and Peter Kemble. As the letter calendared above indicates, Gouverneur and Kemble were in turn the plaintiffs in a suit against Isaac Gomez, Jr., Moses Lopez, and Abraham R. Rivera. For these and related cases, see Goebel, Law Practice description begins Julius Goebel, Jr., ed., The Law Practice of Alexander Hamilton: Documents and Commentary (New York and London, 1964– ). description ends , II, 48–164.

Martin, a New York City lawyer, was counsel for Gouverneur and Kemble in their suit against Gomez, Lopez, and Rivera.

2At the bottom of this letter is the draft of an affidavit signed by H and Brockholst Livingston stating that they had received notice of this trial.

Livingston was the attorney for the defendants in Le Guen v Gouverneur and Kemble.

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