Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Jeremiah Wadsworth, 23 August 1800

From Jeremiah Wadsworth1

Hartford, August 23, 1800. Requests Hamilton’s advice on the procedure which the executors of Nathanael Greene’s estate should follow in selling lands in New York.

LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1For background to this letter, see “Report on the Petition of Catherine Greene,” December 26, 1971.

Wadsworth, a Connecticut Federalist, was deputy commissary general and commissary general of purchases during the American Revolution. From 1789 to 1795 he served in the House of Representatives. In 1800 he was a member of the executive council of Connecticut. Wadsworth and Edward Rutledge, the former governor of South Carolina who had died in January, 1800, were the executors of Nathanael Greene’s estate.

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