Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Robert Morris, 17 June 1796

From Robert Morris1

Alexander Hamilton Esqre

Phila June 17 1796

Dear Sir

I was disappointed in not seeing you as expected before your departure.2 In reply to your favor of the 9th.3 I must first tell you, that if certain Negotiations which I am working at succeed I will pay you sooner than you expect, but if they fall through as many others have done I will at all Events take up my Note by paying Principal and Interest within nine months from this date & as much sooner as I can, besides if at any particular time before the Period abovementioned you need a part, let me know it, and I will Struggle hard (if needful) to get it.

I am Dr Sir   Yrs


LC, Robert Morris Papers, Library of Congress.

1This letter concerns the repayment of a loan which H had made to Morris in 1794. For this loan and its repayment, see the introductory note to H to Morris, March 18, 1795. See also Morris to H, March 31, June 2, 23, 30, July 18, 20, 1795.

2H had been in Philadelphia from June 2 to June 8, 1796. See Jonathan Williams to H, June 8, 1796, note 2.

3Letter not found.

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