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Collection Reference Number GLC00007
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1776 
Title Alexander Hamilton to John Jay about assemblies of Whigs and Tories
Date 4 January 1776
Author Hamilton, Alexander (ca. 1757-1804)  
Recipient Jay, John  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes that he meant to send this letter by the last post but missed it. Informs that a proclamation has been issued to dissolve the old assembly to elect a new one. Reports that the Tories are saying they will dominate the election but he believes the Whigs will prevail. Indicates that he would like Jay to come but that his presence is not absolutely necessary. Addressed to Jay in Philadelphia, free franked in New York.
Subjects Loyalist  Election  Government and Civics  Whigs  Politics  
People Jay, John (1745-1829)  Hamilton, Alexander (ca. 1757-1804)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme The American Revolution; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information On 2 January 1776, Royal Governor of New York William Tryon issued writs for the election of a new assembly. Hamilton was promoting his own chosen candidates for the new assembly, one of which was Jay who was elected as a member of it. 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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