Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Comfort Sands, 27 April 1795

From Comfort Sands

N York April 27. 1795

Dear Sir

Your Favor of the 20th I have Recieved.1 As Soon as your Furniture arrives I will take Care of it and put it in my store.2 If it is possible I will Engage a Room for you for an Office—it will be difficult to get One. I hope to be Able to get my House done so that I may Remove at the time I promised Mrs. Hamilton.3 I hardly Doubt, but I shall. I Inclose an order on the Bank of Albany for 2329.85 D,4 which if it is paid I will thank you to get me a post Note for it or if it Suits the Bank better let them Credit the Bank of NYork for it.

I am with great Respect   Yr. Mo. Obt H S

C Sands

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Letter not found.

2Sands’s warehouse was located at 6 Depeyster Street.

3At this time H’s house and law office were both located at 63 Pine Stree. An entry in H’s Cash Book, 1795–1804, for May 27, 1796, reads: “Account of Expences Dr. to Cash for this sum pd. Comfort Sands for rent of House lately occupied by me on Pine Street No. 63 375” (AD, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; also in Goebel, Law Practice description begins Julius Goebel, Jr., ed., The Law Practice of Alexander Hamilton: Documents and Commentary (New York and London, 1964– ) description ends , forthcoming volumes).

4In the Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress, is a note in H’s handwriting, dated May 3, 1795, which is appended to this letter. This note reads:

“Remitted the amount of the within bill by Post in a Post Note of the Bank of Albany for Ds 2279.85
Check of Cashier of Bank of N America or Bank of NYork for   50  

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