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Regarding McHenry's Resignation

Sources & Images
Source Name Image(s)
CollectionLibrary of Congress: MMC, McHenry, James view image
MicrofilmJames McHenry Papers (no image)
PublicationSyrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 Vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-87. (no image)
Document Information
Date May 15, 1800
Author Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Hamilton consoles McHenry regarding his resignation - allegedly forced by President Adams - and assures McHenry that he should be happy at being released from the fetter. Property, liberty, and even life are at stake with the impending anti-federalist rule under Jefferson, according to Hamilton.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Alexander Hamilton; John Adams; Thomas Jefferson; Federalists; Anti-Federalists; Democratic-Republicans;
Related Places Philadelphia; New York; Maryland; ;
Keywords resignation; retreat; public affairs; revolution; property; ;
Key Phrases happy are those who are released from the fetter;

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