Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Adam Hoops, 25 July 1799

From Adam Hoops, 25 July 1799

New York 25 July 1799


Many of the articles charged in the apothecary bill being on orders from the Doctor I ⟨answered⟩ these orders should have supported the charges as vouchers—This not from doubt but for regularity sake They are in possession of the apothecary—I told him the bill & ⟨supported⟩ would be authenticated—It was presented some time since & my signature refused. I spoke to the Doctor on the subject & expected the matter would be set right. It was again presented to day. I gave my reason fully to the apothecary why I would not ⟨——⟩ sign it—I have no doubt of the Doctors Certificate & will authenticate the bill in its present form if you think proper

I am Sir with great respect Yr Mo Ob Svt

A Hoops Mt

General Hamilton

(ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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