Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from John Chaloner, 31 May 1784

From John Chaloner

Philada May 31. 1784

Dear Sir,

Inclosed you have a list of sundry bills Exchd herewith. Should any of the Persons on whom Mr Macarty1 has drawn decline acceptance because of the time: You have his consent to grant them any indulgence on this head. I have forwarded them to you because he has confidence that they will be paid & if so will prevent my sending on Money and also because he is a particular acquaintance of our friends W & C,2 and by them particularly recommended to me. They have largely assisted him in money matters & he means to apply this towards reimberseing them. I shall continue to forward bills to amt of the paymt as fast as I can possibly procure them in the mean time I remain

Dear Sir    Your most Obdt Servt

Col Alexr. Hamilton

LC, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

1William Macarty was a Pennsylvania merchant who, having gone bankrupt and having received a general discharge from his creditors, went to L’Orient, France in 1784 to re-establish himself in business. Some of the capital for his new business venture was supplied by Jeremiah Wadsworth. Macarty asked Chaloner to collect the debts owed him in America.

2Jeremiah Wadsworth and John B. Church.

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