Alexander Hamilton Papers

Certificate of Clerkship for Joseph Strong, [20 January 1789]

Certificate of Clerkship for Joseph Strong

[New York, January 20, 1789]

I certify that Joseph Strong has served a clerkship of three years in my office in the business of an Attorney and that he is of good moral character.1

Alexander Hamilton

ADS, Pleadings, 1754–1837, S-486, Hall of Records, New York City.

1Following his clerkship, Strong practiced law first in Cooperstown, New York, and then in Albany. See Strong to H, August 11, 1796 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , III, 303–04).

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