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From Alexander Hamilton to Tench Coxe, [12 January 1794]

To Tench Coxe

[Philadelphia, January 12, 1794]

Dr Sir

My whole supply of Cash having been exhausted in the advance on account of Mr. Church—if you can spare it for some days I will thank you for 300 dollars of the proceeds of the Note by way of loan till I can make some further arrangements.1

Yrs

A Hamilton

Are not some of the British West Indies open to our vessels at this time? Which of them2

Tench Coxe Esqr

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 paragraph, 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).

Coxe endorsed this letter: “Jany. 12th. 1794 should be 11th.—A. Hamilton—lent Mr. Hamilton 300 Drs. Jany. 11th. I recd. of him a note for 1850 Drs. wch (deducting the above 300 Drs. from the proceeds of the last Note of 600 Drs) is about the balance.”

2See the introductory note to “View of the Commercial Regulations of France and Great Britain in Reference to the United States,” 1792–1793 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , XIII, 395–401); H to Coxe, January 1, 1794 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , XV, 603–04); H to Coxe, January 1, 1794, note 2 (printed in this volume).

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