Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Barent Bleecker, [5 April 1797]

To Barent Bleecker1

[New York, April 5, 1797]


The fourth & last installment of the purchase money of the Cosby Manor Lands2 has become due. It is 1655 Dollars & 50 Cents of which your ¼ is 413. Dollars & 87 Cents. I beg the favour of you to lose no time in forwarding this Sum to me.

With esteem   Yr very hum ser

A Hamilton

Blecker Esqr.

ALS, Detroit Public Library.

2Under the date of April 14, 1797, H made the following entry in his Cash Book, 1795–1804: “Cash Dr. to Barent Bleeker for this sum received toward Payt. of Cosby Manor Lands 414” (AD, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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