Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Isaac Sherman, 23 January 1792

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.

Isaac Sherman.

The Honorable Alexander Hamilton Esqr.

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1For background to this letter, see Sherman to H, October 16, 1790. Sherman was employed in the Treasury Department to examine and count various types of Government securities.

2Letter not found.

3H endorsed this letter as follows: “Received 30 Dollars inclosed Feb. 8, 92.”

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