Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Richard Harison, 29 April 1791

From Richard Harison

New York 29th. April 1791


I had the Honor of receiving your Letter of the 26th. and shall pay due Attention to the Contents. The Questions proposed, are in themselves of great Importance & not free from Difficulties. They must therefore require mature and deliberate Consideration.

Inclosed you will find the Contract entered into with John McComb Junr.1 & a Bond to secure the Performance of it. Mr. Cruger not having left proper Authority to execute an Obligation for him, I consented to accept of Messrs. Barrow and Boyd2 in his Stead, both of whom I suppose possess some Property. Either of them with Mr. Kemble, would, I think, afford sufficient Security to the Public.

I did not judge it necessary to have the Contracts copied over as the Alterations were very minute, and a Vessel being on the Point of Sailing for Cape Henry a Delay would have been inexpedient.

I am, with great Respect,   Sir   Your most obedt. & most   humb. Servt.

Hon. Alexr. Hamilton Esqr.

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

2Thomas Barrow and Robert Boyd were both residents of New York City. Barrow was a Broad Street merchant and Boyd was a Wall Street broker.

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