From Walter Livingston1
N York Jany. 15. 91
On the receipt of your favor of the 5.2 covering the Opinion of the Attorney General on the Claims of the Contractors of the moving Army & the Post of West Point—The Parties concerned determined on an application to Congress praying them to empower the Proper Officers of the Treasury to determine on the Award presented to Congress by the referees.
Mr. Joshua Sands now waits on you with our Memorial, which you are requested to examine and to give him your Advice. He will wait in Philadelphia till the Sentiments of Congress are known.
LC, New-York Historical Society, New York City.
1. For an explanation of the contents of this letter, see “Report on the Petition of Comfort Sands and Others,” February 24, 1791 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , VIII, 138–41). See also Livingston to H, November 20, December 18, 1790 (printed in this volume).
2. Letter not found.