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.
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.