Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Henry Dufouer, 28 May 1793

From Henry Dufouer1

New York May 28th. 1793


I intend going into the Merchantile line of Business and have a good prospect before me of doing well had I any Begining. When I was at Philadelphia you was so generous as to make me an Offer of some Cash if I had any Inclination of going into Business, an Oppertunity now Offers and if you will be so kind and send the Cash to my Friend Mr. Robert Lenox2 I will give him my Obligation for the Same. I am

Sir   Your Most Obt. & Verry hume. Servt.

Henry Dufouer

Honbe. Alexander Hamilton Esqr.

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Dufouer had been employed in the New York customhouse during the American Revolution and had held a minor post as a port official in 1792. He had written to H for a position in the Federal Government on June 23, 1792.

2Lenox was a New York City merchant.

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