Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from James Reynolds, [22 December 1791]

From James Reynolds1

[Philadelphia, December 22, 1791]

Received December 22 of Alexander Hamilton six hundred dollars on account of a sum of one thousand dollars due to me.

James Reynolds

1This receipt is printed as document No. V in the appendix of the “Reynolds Pamphlet,” August 31, 1797.

This was the first of two payments of blackmail by H to Reynolds. The second payment was made on January 3, 1792. For background to this affair, see Reynolds to H, December 15, 17, 19, 1791; H to Reynolds, December 15, 1791; Maria Reynolds to H, December 15, 1791.

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