Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Jonathan Lawrence, Junior, 16 October 1789

From Jonathan Lawrence, Junior

New York, October 16, 1789. “When I look around me and see distress penury and want stare me in the face with all their horrors and no prospect of Employ, Judge my Dear Sir how dreadfull must be my sensations, such being Actually my Situation … if Sir it is in your power to afford me Employ let me entreat you do it [and] save me and my family from distress.…”

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

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