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To Alexander Hamilton from John Wilkes, 4 November 1803

From John Wilkes

New-York, 4th November 1803


I am desired to inform you, That Jacob Morton’s1 Note for One thousand Dollars endorsed by you was protested yesterday Evening, for non-payment, and that the Holder looks to you for payment of it.

I am, Sir,   Your most obedient Servant,

John Wilkes.

Alexander Hamilton Esqr.

LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Morton, who was trained as a lawyer, held several appointive offices in New York City and was a member of the New York Assembly in 1796 and 1797. He was a brother of Washington Morton, the husband of Elizabeth Hamilton’s sister, Cornelia.

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