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Hamilton, Alexander (1755-1804) to Stephen Van Rensselaer

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02356 Author/Creator: Hamilton, Alexander (1755-1804) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 August 1796 Pagination: 1 p. ; 24.9 x 19.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Writing to his brother-in-law, New York State Senator Stephen Van Rensselaer (1791-1796), Hamilton introduces Minister of the French Republic Pierre Auguste Adet (1795-1797), who is visiting Albany, New York.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

Full Transcript: I embrace with pleasure the opportunity of making you acquainted with M. Adet Minister of the French Republic, for whom it is unnecessary for one to ask you particular attentions ...as they are equally due to his public and personal character. I will only add that I shall take a particular interest in whatever you may do to render his visit to Albany agreeable to him.
Y[ou]r Affec. Ser.
[signed] A Hamilton
Aug. 25 1796

S v Rensselaer Esq
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People: Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804
Van Rensselaer, Stephen, 1764-1839
Adet, Pierre Auguste, 1763-1832

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Letter of Introduction or RecommendationFranceDiplomacyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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