Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Edward Carrington, 7 August 1800

To Edward Carrington1

[New York, August 7, 1800. On August 30, 1800, Carrington wrote to H: “I have received your friendly and confidential letter of the 7th. Inst.” Letter not found.]

1Carrington, a veteran of the American Revolution and a member of the Continental Congress from Virginia in 1785 and 1786, was United States marshal in Virginia from 1789 to 1791 and supervisor of the revenue for the District of Virginia from 1791 until the office was abolished under the terms of “An Act to repeal the Internal Taxes” (2 Stat. 148–50 [April 6, 1802]).

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