Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to John Wilcocks, [10 March 1786]

To John Wilcocks1

[New York, March 10, 1786]


Your favour of the fith Inst. duly came to hand. I assure you Sir though the business does not concern myself it gives me pain that you should experience any inconvenience from a diversity in the views of those with whom you are Concerned in the Ships;2 but you will be sensib⟨le⟩ as mere agent in a Case of this kind I could not with propriety do any thing to engage Mr. Church further than he may already consider himself as bound. The only thing I can do therefore is to desire Mr. Chaloner to Complete the Sale of Mr. Church’s Share in the two Ships on the best terms he can.

I am with much esteem   Sir Your Obdt & humle Servant

Alexr. Hamilton

I have written to Mr. Wadsworth on the affair.

John Wilcocks Esqr.

Copy, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

1This letter was first enclosed in H to John Chaloner, March 10, 1786. The copy printed above was sent by H to Chaloner on March 16.

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