Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to James McHenry, 19 February 1800

To James McHenry

New York Feby 19th

Dear Sir

I have read with great pleasure your letter to the Committee of Defence.1 It presents the subject in a very correct and interesting manner, such as I should expect much good from; if I did not begin to think with Chief Justice Elsworth, that there is in a government like ours a natural antipathytosystem of every kind.2

Yrs. affecly


Js. McHenry Esqr

ALS, St. Croix Museum, Cristiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands; ALS (photostat), James McHenry Papers, Library of Congress.

2Oliver Ellsworth.

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