From Robert Morris1
Hills near Philada. Octr. 2d. 1797
I cannot help feeling some chagrin when I find you constantly treating the debt I owe you as if you were in danger of loosing it, because I wish to stand higher in your confidence than it seems is the case. I have assured you that you should not loose and I am happy to see my way clear to effect the payment pretty soon, perhaps some influen⟨ce o⟩n your part over those who are to pay may ⟨b⟩e necessary, and as soon as I receive a Copy of the Treaty made with the Indians2 I will write again and explain myself on this point in the mean while I am as ever Dr Sir
Your Obedt hble servt.
Alexr Hamilton Esqr
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LC, Robert Morris Papers, Library of Congress.
1. This letter concerns the balance of a debt which Morris owed to H. For an account of this debt and Morris’s efforts 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, 27–30, November 19, December 8, 1796; June 2, 10, September 9, 1797.