Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from James Reynolds, 3 April 1792

From James Reynolds1

Philadelphia 3d, April, 1792.


I hope you will pardon me in taking the liberty I do In troubling you so offen. it hurts me to let you Know my Setivation. I should take it as a protickeler if you will Oblige me with the loane of about thirty Dollars. I am in hopes in a fue days I shall be In a more better Setivation. and then I shall Be able to make you ample Satisfaction for your Favours shewn me. I want it for some little Necssaries of life for my family. sir you granting the above favour this morning will very much Oblige your most Obediant and humble Servant

James Reynolds

Alex. Hamilton Esqr.

N B   the inclose is a Receipt for Ninety dollars. that is if you Can Oblige me with the thirty. that including Boath Sums

1This letter and the enclosed receipt are printed as document No. XIII in the appendix of the “Reynolds Pamphlet,” August 31, 1797.

For background to this letter, see Reynolds to H, December 15, 17, 19, 22, 1791, January 3, 17, March 24, 1792; H to Reynolds, December 15, 1791; Maria Reynolds to H, December 15, 1791, January 23–March 18, March 24, 1792.

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