Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Richard Varick, [4 May 1798]

To Richard Varick1

[New York, May 4, 1798]

Dr Sir

A friend of mine has a sudden and unexpected call for 5000 Dollars which I am anxious to assist him with. Can you assist me with 1000 under the certainty that it will be replaced on Wednesday next? If you can you will do me a pleasure.2


A Hamilton

ALS, from a typescript supplied by an anonymous donor.

1Varick was mayor of New York City.

2At the bottom of this letter the following receipt is written: “Received from Richard Varick Esqr a check for 1000 Dollars above Mentioned. J. W. Patterson for Coll. Hamilton. May 4th, 1798.”

John W. Patterson was a clerk in H’s law office. See John Patterson to H, January 12, 1796.

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