Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Theodore Sedgwick, 21 January 1801

To Theodore Sedgwick

Albany Jany 21. 1801

Dr Sir

Being in a hurry to leave New York for this place,1 I comprised in a letter to Bayard2 some observations which had I had time I should have put in a reply to your last.3 I requested him to communicate it to you & I beg you as you love your country, your friends and yourself to reconsider dispassionately the opinion you have expressed in favour of Burr. I never was so much mistaken as I shall be if our friends, in the event of their success, do not rue the preference they will give to that Cataline.



ADf, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1H was in Albany attending the January, 1801, session of the New York Supreme Court, which convened on January 20.

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