Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to James Reynolds, [7 April 1792]

To James Reynolds1

[Philadelphia, April 7, 1792]

To-morrow what is requested will be done. ‘Twill hardly be possible to-day.

1This letter was in reply to Reynolds to H, April 7, 1792. It was explained by H in the “Reynolds Pamphlet,” description begins Alexander Hamilton, Observations on Certain Documents Contained in No. V and VI of “The History of the United States for the Year 1796,” in which the Charge of Speculation against Alexander Hamilton, Late Secretary of the Treasury, is Fully Refuted. Written by Himself (Philadelphia: Printed for John Fenno, by John Bioren, 1797). description ends when he wrote that the letters from Reynolds were “a persevering scheme to spare no pains to levy contributions upon my passions on the one hand, and upon my apprehensions of discovery on the other. It is probably to No. XIV [Reynolds to H, April 7, 1792] that my note … was an answer.… A scarcity of cash, which was not very uncommon, is believed to have modelled the reply” (“Reynolds Pamphlet,” August 31, 1797).

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