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From Alexander Hamilton to Tench Coxe, 30 May 1796

To Tench Coxe1

New York May 30. 1796


Some days since I received your letter2 in which you mention to me that Mr. Wheelen pursuant to what he said to me, was himself willing and would endeavour to prevail upon the other parties concerned with him to permit Mr Church’s proportion of the land sold to be withdrawn by lot. In carrying this idea into execution, I presume it is well understood that the drawing must be confined to the Identical tract of land which was purchased by you in connection with Mr Church not from the aggregate of that and your other land sold to Wheelen & Miller. But I sincerely wish the Affair was terminated.3

I am   Sir   Yr humble servant

A Hamilton

Tench Coxe Esq

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).

2Coxe to H, May 17, 1796 (printed in this volume).

3Coxe endorsed this letter: “about the return of the residue of the Lands of Mr. Church.”

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