Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Egbert Benson, [1785–1787]

To Egbert Benson1

[1785–1787.] Recounts the facts in the case of Mary Franklin, Executor of Henry Franklin v Teunis Slingerlands.2

LS, from a photostat in the New York State Library, Albany.

1Benson, a New York lawyer, was a member of the first New York State Assembly in 1777, a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1781 to 1784, and attorney general of New York from 1777 to 1787. He was a member of the House of Representatives from 1789 to 1793.

2For information on this case, see Goebel, Law Practice description begins Julius Goebel, Jr., and Joseph H. Smith, eds., The Law Practice of Alexander Hamilton: Documents and Commentary (New York and London, 1964– ). description ends , I, 230–31. See also H’s “Cash Book,” March 1, 1782–1791 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , III, 33).

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