Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Robert Morris, 2 June 1797

From Robert Morris

Philada. June 2d. 1797

Dear Sir

Your letter of yesterday1 is this moment recd and I take my pen upon the first impulse to tell you not to be uneasy, I will pay you every farthing principal & interest,2 have patience for my measures to operate & rely yourself with Confidence. The Nature of your debt ties me at all events & it shall be paid. As to Mr Church’s Security3 how can it be doubted. I told you before that Mr Marshall is in treaty for the Land at Two Dollrs per Acre4 & writes for the Papers I wrote to you for.5 I beg you to send them as Speedily as possible. I think they will enab⟨le⟩ me to pay him off long before the time stipulated.

I am to be sure disagreeably situated, but my affairs are retrievable if I could get the Common aid of Common times and I will struggle hard. Keep All this to Yourself. I will address you again by & by. But send me the Papers written for.

Yours Sincerely

Robt Morris

Alexr. Hamilton Esqr

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

1Letter not found.

2This refers to Morris’s efforts to pay the balance of a debt which he owed to H. For an account of this debt, 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, 27–30, November 19, December 8, 1796.

3This is a reference to security for a debt which Morris owed to John B. Church. For this debt, 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, April 27, May 3, 10, 17, 18, 31, 1796, March 3, 27, May 20, 23, 1797; William Lewis to H, May 4, 1796; H to Charles Williamson, May 17–30, 1796.

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