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Hamilton, Alexander (1755-1804) Partisan press in election of 1800

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08015 Author/Creator: Hamilton, Alexander (1755-1804) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 July 1800 Pagination: 1 p. ; 15.4 cm x 17.7 cm

Partisan press in election of 1800: considering slander suit against anti-Federalists. "The plan adopted in the Aurora for exciting distrust as to management of our money concerns appears to me to require absolutely some check."

Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

D[ea]r Sir
The plan adopted in the Aurora for exciting distrust do to the management of our money concerns appears to me to require absolutely some check. I am thinking seriously of an Action of Slander against him. But I wish to know before I decide whether in this Action a struck jury may be had and whether the present clerk or prothonotary of your Court is to be relied upon for furnishing a bill of a respectable and impartial jury-one upon which truth would make its due impression. You will of course keep this ultimatum a secret.
with much regard
[signed] A Hamilton

New York July 15. 1800

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