Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Robert Morris, 25 August 1782

To Robert Morris

Albany Aug. 25. 82


This letter serves only to transmit the two last papers:1 I wish the measures I have taken to satisfy you on the points you desire to be informed of,2 had been attended with so much success as to enable me now to transmit the result. But I find a singular confusion in the accounts kept by the public officers from whom I must necessarily derive my information, and a singular dilatoriness in complying with my applications, partly from indolence and partly from jealousy of the office.

I hope by the next post to transmit you information on some particulars.

I have the honor to be   Sir   Your most Obed serv

A Hamilton

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Presumably New York newspapers which H regularly sent to Morris.

2The reference is presumably to the questions asked in Morris’s circular letter of July 25, 1781, which was enclosed in a letter Morris wrote to H on July 12, 1782.

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