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THIS DAY IN VIRGINIA HISTORY

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October 29, 1789

Virginia, Governor (1788–1791: Randolph), Executive Papers of Governor Beverley Randolph, 1788–1791 (bulk 1789–1791), Accession 40287, State Government Records Collection, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. Virginia, Governor (1788–1791: Randolph), Executive Papers of Governor Beverley Randolph, 1788–1791 (bulk 1789–1791), Accession 40287, State Government Records Collection, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Alexander Hamilton Wrote to Governor Beverley Randolph

This letter was written while Alexander Hamilton (1757–1804) was the first Secretary of the Treasury under George Washington (1732–1799). Stolen with other historical documents from the then–Virginia State Library and Archives early in the 1970s, this letter was returned to the library after the thief was arrested and convicted in 1972. The discovery of the theft resulted in more stringent research procedures including restricting user access to original archival materials at the Library.