Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to John Chaloner, [22 November 1786]

To John Chaloner

[New York, November 22, 1786]

Dr Sir

I received your letter1 with the draft on Mr Ray2 which I presented immediately. He would not accept it payable in specie. I did not protest because by your letter it appears to be an affair of accomodation and that you retain the money in your hands. Nor do I now return the draft because Mr. Ray tells me endeavours are making to turn paper into specie for the payment of it; if these do not succeed in a few days I will send it back to you.

I remain with great regard   Yr Obed ser

A Hamilton

J Chaloner

ALS, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

1Letter not found.

2Cornelius Ray was a New York City merchant.

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