Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Robert Morris, 18 July 1795

From Robert Morris1

Philada July 18th. 1795

Dear Sir

I desired Mr. Constable2 to pay you $2000 & promised to remit him a bill for this Amot. By his letter just recd I find it was inconvenient for him to pay as he wants Money himself. You will find herein bills for five hundred pounds Stg they are perfectly good as Mr Cazenove3 will tell you & you can readily get the Money for them. I charge you $2333.33 being 175 per Ct and the exchge in New York is at least equal.4 I will answer your letters5 soon but I am hurried & much engaged.

Yours Sincerely

Robt Morris

No 13 } £250. each drawn by Harrison & Sterett6 on J H Cazenove Nephew & Co to J Bacon

Alexr Hamilton Esqr
New York

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LC, Robert Morris Papers, Library of Congress.

1This letter concerns Morris’s efforts to pay the balance of a debt which he owed to H. For this debt and Morris’s account with H, see the introductory note to H to Morris, March 18, 1795. See also Morris to H, March 31, June 2, 23, 30, 1795.

2William Constable was a New York City merchant who was associated with Morris in various undertakings. For Morris’s account with Constable, see Ledger C, 96, Robert Morris Account Books, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

3This is a reference to John Henry Cazenove, on whose firm the bills mentioned by Morris were drawn. See the introductory note to H to Morris, March 18, 1795.

4See Morris’s account with H in the introductory note to H to Morris, March 18, 1795.

5Letters not found.

6George Harrison and Samuel Sterett. See H to Morris, March 18, 1795, note 10.

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