Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from John Jay, 31 July 1798

From John Jay, 31 July 1798

Albany 31 July 1798

Dear Sir

Mr. David Jones, the Son of the Comptroller, wishes for the Honor of being one of your aids; and (with his fathers approbation) purposes on his arrival at N. York, to wait upon you on the Subject.

This young Gentleman has been my private Secretary, and I do him no more than Justice in assuring you, that while with me I was not only satisfied but pleased with his Temper Disposition & Behaviour, and that I have perfect confidence in his Integrity and Honor

with great Respect Esteem and Regard I am Dr Sir your most obt. Servt.

John Jay

Majr. Genl. Hamilton

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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