Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to John Kean, 29 November 1793

To John Kean1

[Philadelphia] Friday Novr. 29

Dr. Sir

Poor Fenno is ruined by his Patriotism. His weekly paper is at an end—and he cannot begin again without a loan of at least 1500 Dollars. As I think he deserves assistance from the goodness of his motives and that it is of consequence to the Fœderal cause that he should be enabled to prosecute a paper—I have set on foot a subscription to a loan for his use. The inclosed will shew its progress. Do me the favour to present it to The President2 & such others as you may think adviseable between this & two oClock & then send it me.

Yrs. with regard

A Hamilton

Mr. Kean

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1Kean was cashier of the Bank of the United States.

For background to this letter, see John Fenno to H, November 9, 1793; H to Rufus King, November 11, 1793.

2Thomas Willing was president of the Bank of the United States.

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