To the President and Directors of the
New York Office of Discount and Deposit
of the Bank of the United States
Albany September 25. 1793
The necessity I have been under of travelling for the more speedy recovery of my strength,1 impaired by a late fit of illness, will prevent my making arrangements in the usual mode for the payment of the ensuing quarter’s Interest on the Public Debt payable in the City of New York.
I am therefore to request that you will cause the Quarter’s Interest to be paid in the accustomed manner, notwithstanding the want of form. And upon my return to Philadelphia, which I expect will be in a fortnight, I will put the business in order. Do me the favour to make known to the commissioner of loans2 that you are prepared to proceed in the payment as usual.
With respect I am Gentlemen Your obedient servant
The President & Directors
of the Office of Discount &
Deposit of the Bank of the UStates
ALS, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
2. John Cochran was commissioner of loans for New York.