From Isaac Sherman1
Philadelphia 23d. January 1792.
I shall not take up your time by assigning particular reasons for my defering paying you the balance due on the money which you lent me in New York; but shall just observe generally, that some circumstances which occurred subsequent to my letter of the 5th of February last2 that, I did not, neither could I then foresee, rendered a new loan, or a delay of payment indispensibly necessary. I have it now in my power to pay the balance with ease to myself, which is enclosed.
Give me leave to observe, that I feel most sensibly under obligations to you, not only for the money which you advanced, but from other considerations.3
I have the Honor to be, Sir with the most perfect Esteem & respect Your most Obedient Servt.
The Honorable Alexander Hamilton Esqr.
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
2. Letter not found.
3. H endorsed this letter as follows: “Received 30 Dollars inclosed Feb. 8, 92.”