Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Oliver Wolcott, Junior, 7 April 1800

To Oliver Wolcott, Junior1

New York April 7. 1800

Dr. Sir

I thank you for the disposition shown to accommodate Mr. Robertson. When I saw him some days ago, he hoped that the matter would be placed upon the footing which was indicated.

I would readily comply with the wish of Mr. Evans was I sure that it would not be a breach of propriety towards Mr. Madison. But if my memory does not deceive me there was a sort of understanding between us that there should be no disclosure but by mutual consent. You will be sensible that I ought to be peculiarly circumspect with regard to this Gentleman.2

Adieu—Very truly Yrs

A Hamilton

O. Wolcott Esq

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Columbia University Libraries.

1This letter was written in reply to Wolcott to H, April 4, 1800.

2At the top of this letter Wolcott wrote: “future consideration.”

Index Entries