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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1776
|Alexander Hamilton to John Jay about assemblies of Whigs and Tories
|4 January 1776
|Hamilton, Alexander (ca. 1757-1804)
|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.
|Loyalist Election Government and Civics Whigs Politics
|Jay, John (1745-1829) Hamilton, Alexander (ca. 1757-1804)
|New York, New York
|The American Revolution; Government & Politics
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|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.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859