Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to John Ripley, 18 December 1799

To John Ripley, 18 December 1799

Phia. Der. 18—99


I have received your letter of the eighth instant.

You have put an improper erroneous construction upon my words in supposing them intended to convey censure on your conduct.

My design I can assure you was simply to point out the proper channel of communication—


Major Ripley —

(Df, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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