A letter written by Alexander Hamilton in 1780 and stolen from the Massachusetts Archives decades ago by a former employee has been found, according to a recent filing in federal court.

The government now wants it back.

A prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts filed a forfeiture complaint in federal court in Boston Wednesday asking a judge to order the letter be given back to the government.

According to the complaint, Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the United States,…

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