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Alexander Hamilton
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (“AH”) TO ELIZABETH HAMILTON (“MY DEAR ELIZA”), REQUESTING THAT A LEGAL BRIEF BE SENT TO HIM
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1050
Alexander Hamilton
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (“AH”) TO ELIZABETH HAMILTON (“MY DEAR ELIZA”), REQUESTING THAT A LEGAL BRIEF BE SENT TO HIM
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
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Details & Cataloguing

Alexander Hamilton: An Important Family Archive of Letters and Manuscripts

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Alexander Hamilton
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (“AH”) TO ELIZABETH HAMILTON (“MY DEAR ELIZA”), REQUESTING THAT A LEGAL BRIEF BE SENT TO HIM
One page (11 7/8 x 7 3/8 in.; 303 x 186 mm) on a bifolium, “Peeks Kill” [New York], 16 April 1797, address direction at foot (“Mrs. Hamilton”), autograph address on integral leaf (“Mrs. Elizabeth Hamilton | New York | To the care of P V Cortland Junr. Esqr.”); seal tear and repair on address leaf, tiny early repairs at intersecting folds. Tipped to a larger sheet.
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Literature

The Papers of Alexander Hamilton, ed. Syrett, 21:49–50

Catalogue Note

Hamilton sent this brief letter while on the way to Albany, where he was to appear before the New York Supreme Court as attorney for the complainant in Louis Le Guen v. Isaac Gouverneur and Peter Kemble.

"We arrived here last Evening well and shall proceed immediately on our journey.

“I forgot my brief in the cause of Le Guen against Gouverneur which is in a bundle of papers in my armed Chair in the Office. Request one of the Gentlemen to look for it and send it up to me by the post of Tuesday. Beg them not to fail. Adieu My beloved. Kiss all the Children for me.”

This was a busy period for Hamilton's practice, and he also appeared before the state Court of Chancery on the same trip.

Alexander Hamilton: An Important Family Archive of Letters and Manuscripts

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New York