Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Philip Van Rensselaer, [20 August 1783]

To Philip Van Rensselaer1

[Albany, August 20, 1783]

Dr Sir

I find on examination that the Cash I could spare is so trifling that it would be of little use to you. I send you a line to the Governor2 which is at your service. I imagine there may be about £50 due me. The letter accompanying this gives the Govr. an account of the time I was at Congress. He will calculate according to the allowance made by the state. If I can dispose of a bill on Philadelphia, I shall have it in my power to offer you a further sum.

I am Dr S   Yr. friend & ser

A Hamilton

ALS, MS Division, New York Public Library.

1Van Rensselaer was the commissary of public stores for the Northern Department.

2Letter not found.

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