From Tench Coxe1
[Philadelphia, January 25, 1794]
Mr. Coxe has the honor to inclose to Mr. Hamilton a general account of the payments, in Notes & money, of the sum of ten thousand dollars, except a balance of 206 40/100 Drs. for which Mr. Coxe will thank Mr. H. if he can send it to day.2 Mr. Coxe will at the same time deliver Mr. Hamiltons Note for 300 Drs. of the 11th. Jany. last and sign a minute upon the within paper declaring the whole to have been paid. If Mr. Meyer3 could make a calculation ascertaining the day between Apl. 9 & Jany. 4 th on which the interest should run upon the whole sum an Obligation in form will be given in exchange for all the other papers.
AL, Montague Collection, MS Division, New York Public Library.
1. Coxe addressed this letter to “Alexander Hamilton Esquire Attorney of John Barker Church Esquire.” Church had married Angelica Schuyler, Elizabeth Hamilton’s sister, during the American Revolution. After the war Church returned to England, leaving his American business affairs in H’s management. As Church’s agent, H had entered into a partnership with Coxe for the purchase of Pennsylvania lands. See Coxe to H, April 10, 1793.
2. At the bottom of this letter H wrote: “paid the above mentioned ballance this day AH.”
3. John Meyer was a clerk in the Treasury Department.
4. Space left blank in MS.