From Marquis de Lafayette1
Paris october the 26 
My dear friend
As I am writing By a Gentleman Who goes through England and Carries my letter Himself, I shall Content Myself with inclosing the Copy of Some favourable Arrangemens of Commerce2—and Reminding You of Your loving, grateful, and devoted am My dear Hamilton
Yours for Ever
My Best Respects to Mrs Hamilton.
ALS, The Sol Feinstone Collection, Library of the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia.
1. For background to this letter, see Lafayette to H, October 15, 1787 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , IV, 282–83).
2. This enclosure has not been found. It may have been a preliminary draft of the French “Arrêt du Conseil d’Etat du Roi, Pour l’encouragement du Commerce de France avec les Etats-Unis d’Amérique” of December 29, 1787, which granted the United States several trading privileges, including the right to store United States goods in French ports for six months subject to a minimum duty. See “View of the Commercial Regulations of France and Great Britain in Reference to the United States,” 1792–1793, note 58 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , XIII, 419).