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Collection Reference Number GLC07280
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1800 
Title Alexander Hamilton to James McHenry regarding the election, John Adams and political dispositions
Date 27 August 1800
Author Hamilton, Alexander (ca. 1757-1804)  
Recipient McHenry, James  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description He writes of the upcoming election: "We fight Adams on very unequal grounds-because we do not declare the motives of our dislike. The exposition of these is very important but how? I would make it & put my name to it, but I cannot do it without it being conclusively inferred that as to my material fails I must have derived my information from ... the Administration. Yet without this, we have the air of mere caballers & shall be complete run down in the public opinion." Signed with initials.
Subjects American Statesmen  Politics  Election  Government and Civics  President  
People Hamilton, Alexander (ca. 1757-1804)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Government & Politics; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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