Prospects of Continuation in Office, Etc.

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PublicationSyrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 Vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-87. (no image)
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Date January 4, 1791
Author Name James Livingston (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name Alexander Hamilton (primary)
Summary Along with an assessment of Congressional matters, Livingston asks about his prospects of continuing in the office of Deputy Superintendent of Indian Affairs.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Alexander Hamilton; James Livingston; General Sinclair; House; Senate; Council of Appointment; Washington; Northern Friends; General Schuyler; Mrs. Hamilton; Mr L H;
Related Places New York; Albany; ;
Keywords Office of Deputy Superintendent Indian Affairs; appointment; ;
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John Livingston, Senator fr N York
As to writer's continuation in office &c
p 36
New York 4th Jany 1791
Sir
I wish to know what Prospect there is of my being continued in the Office of Deputy Superintendent of Indian Affairs. I have received no answer from General Sinclair on that Subject. [If?] you may recollect you promised me to write in my behalf, perhaps you have received an answer and if so, shoud be happy to have the Result thereof.
To Morrow we shall [undecipherable] a House and also the Senate; The Council of Appointment, and the Appointment of a Senator to the United States will be the first Business we shall proceed on. Our Members are all here except one Washington are all [here?] Albany have finly two, and I think it will be good Policy in us to delay that Business if possible till we can collect some more
of
of our Northern Friends.
From what I can learn Mr. L H[undecipherable] will be held up in opposition to General Schuyler. Tho I trust he will not succeed. My Respects to Mrs. Hamilton and the General and you
With Sentiments of EsteemYour Most obedt ServtJas. Livington