Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Richard Harison, 14 April 1791

To Richard Harison1

Treasury Department
April 14th. 1791


It may prevent future trouble if the contract with Mr. McComb for the light house be redrawn; rectifying the error in regard to his occupation. He may execute two, and they may be sent to me, when I will duly execute them and transmit one to him. The first payment I find by his own propositions was to be as in the contract three thousand dollars, and it is not well that more is asked. I am content however that it be made four thousand in the new contract, and upon his executing the two copies you will be pleased to give him a certificate directed to the Cashier of the Bank of New-York, who will be instructed on the production of such certificate from you to pay him the money.

The other matters in your letter I will duly consider.

I am with great consideration   Sir   Your obedt. servant

Alex Hamilton

Richard Harison Esq.
Atty. of the U States
New York

LS, New-York Historical Society, New York City.

1For background to this letter, see Harison to H, April 8, 1791.

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