Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Jeremiah Wadsworth, 17 April 1785

From Jeremiah Wadsworth

Hartford April: 17 1785

Dear Sir

I have this moment received a letter from you of the 7th Instant. Our concern with Moses by his sketch of an account exhibited me at New York was in sundry Vessels. I am so well persuaded that in these concerns we shall loose Money, even if Moses pays all his debts that I would willingly give up 5/ in the pound & ⟨– –⟩ & give discharges for 15/ in the pound. I do not ⟨think⟩ I can be at NYork before the end of June & beg you will do every thing you think proper with Moses.1 I am glad to find by Mr. Colt2 who left NYork the 14th that Gen Schuyler is not dead.3 As to Henlys matter4 I suppose you will be able to decide on examining the papers exhibited by the plantiff the probability of the suits succeeding or not. If there is like to be any considerable ballance due from Henly I would try to & have him set ye final tryal. I pray you to write me when that will be. It has been reported here that Church has wrote you he has resolved to stay in Europe. I find nothing in yr. letter on this Subject & therefore disbelieve it.

I am dear Sir Your very Hume Servant

Jere Wads⟨worth⟩

Col Hamilton

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1For an account of Isaac Moses’s financial affairs, see H to Wadsworth, April 7, 1785.

2Peter Colt was a business associate of Wadsworth.

3See the last paragraph of H to Wadsworth, April 7, 1785.

4Archibald Henly about whose legal affairs H wrote to Wadsworth on April 7, 1785.

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