Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Robert Morris, 27[–30] June 1796

From Robert Morris1

Alexander Hamilton Esqre

Phila. June 27 [–30] 1796

dear Sir

Your favor of the 20th2 I have received & will most chearfully comply with your requisition by remitting $1500 which if I can shall go in this letter and if in the Course of my negotiations I can meet with notes or drafts upon New York suitable for the remaining Payment they shall be sent you, but if I do not obtain Such you may rely that I will fulfill my Promise in regard to that Payment or it shall be as you propose half in six & half in 12 mos.



June 30   I could not bear to send this without the $1500. You will find herein a draft of Joseph Higbee3 upon  4 at 30 days for that sum you can get it discounted & charge me with the Cost letting me know the amount. You will see by this that I did not neglect you altho’ you did not receive it immediately.


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 attempts to pay it, 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; June 17, 1796.

2Letter not found.

3For the details of this transaction, see the introductory note to H to Morris, March 18, 1795.

4Space left blank in MS. The draft was on the firm of Hartshorne and Lindley of New York. See H to Morris, March 18, 1795, note 14.

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