From Abijah Hammond1
New York 21st. Jany. 1794.
My Dear sir
Your letter of the 16th. I have received.2 Mr. Henderson3 mentioned your wish for a Loan of Money to your Friend & I intended to converse with you on the Subject before I left Philadelphia but was not fortunate enough to meet you—it being your wish however has been sufficient to enduce every exertion on my part to obtain it. It could be had, but the Security being in Philadelphia and the Interest but 6 Cent are objections that I cannot yet obviate.
I had hopes that on my return I could command money of my own but find I can not.
I shall not relax in my endeavours to obtain it. Shall be in Philadelphia next week, and will then let you know the result.
I am with great Respect Your very Hble. servt.
Alexander Hamilton Esqr.
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. H endorsed this letter as follows: “The within relates to a loan which Mr. Randolph Secy of State requested my influence to procure for him.”
2. Letter not found.