Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from James Reynolds, 17 January 1792

From James Reynolds1

Philadelphia 17th January 1792.


I Suppose you will be surprised in my writing to you Repeatedly as I do. but dont be Alarmed for its Mrs. R. wish to See you. and for My own happiness and hers. I have not the Least Objections to your Calling. as a friend to Boath of us. and must Rely intirely on your and her honnor. when I conversed with you last. I told you it would be disagreeable to me for you to Call, but Sence, I am pritty well Convinsed, She would onely wish to See you as a friend. and sence I am Reconsiled to live with her, I would wish to do [e]very thing for her happiness and my own, and Time may ware of every thing, So dont fail in Calling as Soon as you Can make it Conveanant. and I Rely on your befriending me if there should any thing Offer that would be to my advantage. as you Express a wish to befrind me. So I am

yours to Serve

James Reynolds

Mr. Alexr. Hamilton

1This letter is printed as document No. VII in the appendix of the “Reynolds Pamphlet,” August 31, 1797.

For background to this letter, see James Reynolds to H, December 15, 17, 19, 22, 1791, January 3, 1792; H to Reynolds, December 15, 1791; Maria Reynolds to H, December 15, 1791.

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