Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Robert Morris, 7 February 1798

From Robert Morris1

Alexander Hamilton Esqr
at New York or Albany

Hills [near Philadelphia]
Feby 7th 1798

Dear Sir

You will find annexed the exact statement of your Acct with me for the ten thousand dollars which you lent me with the Interest computed to the 27th Novr last Balance in your favour on that day being $6002.25.2 This Balance my Son Tom is to assume with interest from that date accordingly I have closed the Acct in my Books by charging you and crediting him for the same which I hope will meet with your & his approbation. I shall ever be gratefull for your Kindness in this transaction and lament that it should have been attended with inconvenience as to loss it was ever my determination to secure you against, Mr Rees3 is still here settling his own affair, he has the Deed the execution of which he will prove (being one of the Witnesses) before a Master in Chancery or Judge of your State so as to entitle it to be recorded4



LC, Robert Morris Papers, Library of Congress.

1This letter concerns the payment of the balance of a debt which Morris owed to H. For an explanation of the contents of this letter, 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, October 2, 27, November 23, December 21, 1797; January 17, 1798.

2Copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. See also the enclosure to Morris to H, February 17, 1798.

3James Rees.

4For the transactions in this sentence, see Morris to H, January 17, 1798.

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