Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to James Reynolds, [3–22 June 1792]

To James Reynolds1

[Philadelphia, June 3–22, 1792]

It is utterly out of my power I assure you ’pon my honour to comply with your request. Your note is returned.

1This letter was in answer to Reynolds to H, June 3–22, 1792. According to H, this letter to Reynolds “demonstrates, that here was no concern in speculation on my part—that the money is asked as a favour and as a loan, to be reimbursed simply and without profit in less than a fortnight. My answer shews that even the loan was refused” (“Reynolds Pamphlet,” August 31, 1797).

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