Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Lawrence and Morris, 31 May 1786

From Lawrence and Morris1

[New York] Wednesday Morning 31st May 1786.

Dear Sir,

We are much concerned, that the matter has been so long delayed, respecting the return of the money, you have been so very obliging as to lend us. Every moment since the Receipt of your Note of the other day, we have been expecting to receive the money, from different Persons indebted to us in this City, under their most solemn assurances of payment, & it would have been more agreeable to us, as well as yourself, to have had the Cash, than to be troubled with the discounting a Note. Excuse us therefore my good Sir, that from the disappointments, which at present prevail, We are under the necessity of troubling you with the Note, but in the present situation of things, We cannot do better.

Accept our thanks for this instance of your politeness, and be assured, We shall be happy in any occasion of returning the Favor.

We are wth. great regard. Dear Sir   Your much obliged & Obedt. servants.

Lawrence & Morris

the Discount We will seale }
seperately wth you when ascertained

A. Hamilton Esqr

LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1According to The New York Directory for 1786 description begins New York Directory for 1786 (facsimile, New York, 1889). description ends , the firm of Thomas Lawrence and Jacob Morris was located at “83 Broadway, or at their store, corner Duke-street & Old-slip.”

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