Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Stewart and Totten, [5 May 1781]

From Stewart and Totten1

[Philadelphia, May 5, 1781]

Dear Col

We have Sent you one hundred & Sixteen dollars in New York state money by Mr. George Fisher; when you Receive this Money, Note down the Exchange for hard money, and by all means make the Exchange so that it will neat2 you what you consider equal to hard; we do not wish you to Receive it at a disadvantage. Advise us of the Exchange you Fix it at Next post, and you will oblige Your Friends

Stewart & Totten

LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1For the firm of Stewart and Totten, see H to Stewart and Totten, April 11, 1781, note 1.

2I.e., net.

3On verso H wrote: “Answered the 20th. informing that 60 had been past at 3 for one and that I would do the best I could with the rest.” Letter not found.

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