Front Page Titles (by Subject) to rufus king - The Works of Alexander Hamilton, (Federal Edition), vol. 10
The Online Library of Liberty
A project of Liberty Fund, Inc.
Search this Title:
to rufus king - Alexander Hamilton, The Works of Alexander Hamilton, (Federal Edition), vol. 10 
The Works of Alexander Hamilton, ed. Henry Cabot Lodge (Federal Edition) (New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1904). In 12 vols. Vol. 10.
About Liberty Fund:
Liberty Fund, Inc. is a private, educational foundation established to encourage the study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals.
The text is in the public domain.
Fair use statement:
This material is put online to further the educational goals of Liberty Fund, Inc. Unless otherwise stated in the Copyright Information section above, this material may be used freely for educational and academic purposes. It may not be used in any way for profit.
to rufus king
Feb. 26, 1795.
My Dear Sir:
I have received your letter with the printed bills. The new clause is an additional bad feature, yet ’T is better the thing should pass as it is than not at all. Every thing should be gained that can be.
So it seems that under the present administration of the department, Hillhouse1 and Goodhue2 are to be the ministers in the House of Representatives, and Ellsworth3 and Strong4 in the Senate. Fine work we shall have!
But I swear the nation shall not be dishonored with impunity.5
James Hillhouse, of Connecticut.
Benjamin Goodhue, of Massachusetts.
Oliver Ellsworth, of Connecticut.
Caleb Strong, of Massachusetts.
All the persons mentioned in this letter were staunch Federalists and warm friends of Hamilton. He wrote evidently in great but momentary irritation on account of the course of Congress as to the unsubscribe debt.