Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to David Henley, 12 July 1779

To David Henley1

Head Quarters New
Windsor [New York] July 12th. 1779

D. Sir

I take the liberty to trouble you with a letter for Mr. Dana,2 which I have left open for your perusal; and I request it as a favour which I hope I may claim from your friendship to deliver it to him and press for a speedy answer. I think you sufficiently know my character and way of thinking to be convinced I could never have expressed sentiments of the kind imputed to me; and you will therefore be the more ready to afford me your good offices upon this ⟨occasion⟩3 There is no other Gentleman in ⟨Boston⟩ whose friendship I could so far intru⟨de upon⟩.

I am with great reg⟨ard⟩ D Sir Your most Obed Servt.

A Hamilton

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1For the background of this letter and its enclosure, see John Brooks to H, July 4, 1779.

2For enclosure see H to Francis Dana, July 11, 1779.

3Words within broken brackets have been taken from HCLW description begins Henry Cabot Lodge, The Works of Alexander Hamilton (New York, 1904). description ends , IX, 167.

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