Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Robert Morris, 3 May 1796

From Robert Morris

Alex Hamilton Esqre

Phila May 3. 1796

Dear Sir

By a letter this moment received from Colo S. Ogden dated yesterday I learn that he was but then going to N York to accomplish the business I mentioned to you, the sale of 50,000 Acres of Genesee Lands in order to enable me to discharge Colo smiths mortgage.1 This done, I can give you the Security mentioned in my last2 and probably your influence with Mr Walker & Mr. seton3 may help in point of accommodation from them to the purchasers. The Terms of Sale were fixed when I wrote to you4 at 10/ p Acre part on time &ca.

I am Dr Sir Yrs Sincerely


LC, Robert Morris Papers, Library of Congress.

1For an explanation of the contents of the preceding sentence, see the introductory note to Morris to H, April 27, 1796.

2Morris to H, April 27, 1796. The “security” mentioned by Morris was for a debt owed to John B. Church. See the introductory note to Morris to H, June 7, 1795. See also Morris to H, July 20, November 16, December 18, 1795; January 15, March 6, 12, 14, 30, 1796.

3William Seton, former cashier of the Bank of New York, was a partner of David Maitland in a New York City mercantile firm.

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