Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Mathew Carey, [n.d.]

To Mathew Carey1

[Philadelphia, n.d.]

Mr Hamilton’s Compliments to Mr Carey. He would readily comply with Mr Carey’s request if he had any paper containing his speech; but having none he cannot do it unless Mr Carey will furnish him with one. If this can be done Mr H will correct it this evening which indeed he would wish to do, as there are considerable errors.

Copy, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadalphia.

1Carey, an Irish printer and publisher who fled to America in 1784 to escape prosecution for his political views, was editor of The American Museum from 1787 to 1792. He subsequently became a publisher, bookseller, and the author of several pamphlets and books on American economic development. He was a prominent civic leader in Philadelphia until his death in 1839.

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