Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Abraham Ellery, 7 January 1804

From Abraham Ellery

Deer Park, near Natchez1 [Mississippi Territory], January 7, 1804. “Having it in contemplation to establish myself in the law line at New Orleans, I conceive that it would very much assist me in my debut to be made known to the Governor of that province.2 I have already written for letters of recommendation to him to … some others of my friends in the Atlantic States—will you suffer me, Sir, to include you in that number…?”

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1For Ellery’s activities at Natchez, see Ellery to H, October 10, 25, 1803.

2William C. C. Claiborne.

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