Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to John Jay, [30–31 October 1800]

To John Jay

[Albany, October 30–31, 1800]

Dr Sir

It is an awkward thing now to tell you that it was early my intention to send you the inclosed.1 But it is nevertheless true that the idea was repeatedly in my mind with the design of executing it & was as often driven out by the distractions of business &c.

Always very truly   Dr Sir   yr Obed ser

A Hamilton

ALS, sold by Forest H. Sweet, Battle Creek, Michigan, January, 1958, Lot No. 141.

1Jay endorsed this letter: “Genl’ Hamilton Recd. 31 Oct. 1800 with pamphlet.” The enclosure was H’s Letter, October 24, 1800.

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