Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Tench Coxe, [3 June 1793]

To Tench Coxe1

[Philadelphia, June 3, 1793]

D Sir

I send you a check for 700 Dollars another for 200. To day I am to pay off the note for 1500 which you endorsed for me & I do not know exactly how I stand in Bank. I believe however there will be enough left to pay both checks—tomorrow the proceeds of the enclosed which I request you to endorse & send in for discount will give you the remainder & leave a sum at my disposal for another purpose.2


A Hamilton

ALS, Papers of Tench Coxe in the Coxe Family Papers at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

1For an explanation of the contents of this letter, see the introductory note to Coxe to H, February 13, 1795 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , XVIII, 262–69). See also the references cited in Coxe to H, April 13, 1793, note 3 (printed in this volume).

2At the bottom of this letter Coxe wrote: “recd. from Gitts June 3d. 1793 with two checks of that date sent into Bk of U. S. for a/c of J. B. Church Also Mr. Hs note for 8000 Drs. for discot. endorsed by me.”

Michael Gitts was a messenger in the office of commissioner of the revenue.

Coxe endorsed the envelope: “Entd. 900 Drs.”

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