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Keeping Col. Smith Out of Jail

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PublicationSyrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 Vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-87. (no image)
Document Information
Date March 10, 1800
Author Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name William Burrows (primary)
Summary Hamilton applauds Burrows for not forcing the issue on Col. Smith's debt to the extent that he would have gone to jail, which would have ruined Smith. Hamilton seconds Col. Troup's advice to use anonymous names for the bail of Smith.
Document Format Document
Document Notes Published in the Papers of Alexander Hamilton, vol. XXIV, 314-315.
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Related Persons/Groups Alexander Hamilton; William Ward Burrows; Colonel William S. Smith; Colonel Robert Troup; John Doe; Richard Roe; ;
Related Places jail; New York; ;
Keywords prison; disgrace; legal advice; real estate; ;
Key Phrases as to his body, it had better continue fat and jolly, to present a good front to his country's enemies, than to be sent to pine and grow meagre in a nasty jail.

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