Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Jeremiah Wadsworth, 6 December 1799

To Jeremiah Wadsworth

New York Decr. 6, 1799

My Dear Sir

I have received your letter of the 20. of November1 with its inclosure. I am pleased with the measure on the part of your state2 and shall embrace every proper opportunity of recommending its being met here with a spirit of accommodation. But I cannot foresee what will be the temper of the State upon the occasion.

Yrs. with true esteem & regard

A Hamilton

J Wadsworth Esq

ALS, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

1Letter not found.

2H is referring to a land dispute between Connecticut and New York which was known as the Connecticut Gore controversy. For this controversy, H’s part in it, and the relevant documents, 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 , I, 657–84.

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