Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Rufus King, 6 February 1799

To Rufus King

New York Feby 6. 1799

Dr. Sir

This will be delivered to you by Mr. Isambard Brunell1 French by birth, but Anti-Jacobin by principle, and by necessity an Inventor of Ingenious Machines. He goes to England to endeavour to obtain a patent for one, which he has contrived for the purpose of copying. He has a passport from Mr. Liston and I believe our Secretary of State. This letter is to ask for him such patronage as in your situation and in his may be proper.

You will have seen the Kentucke & Virginia resolutions.2 If well managed this affair will turn to good account. In my apprehension it is only disagreeable not formidable. The general progress of things continues in a right direction.

Yrs. truly & Affecly

A Hamilton

R King Esq

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