Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Joseph Anthony, 16 May 1795

From Joseph Anthony1

Alexander Hamilton Esqr.

Philadelphia. 16th. May. 1795

Dear Sir

Since writing you by the last post,2 I have had a further Conference with Mr. Coxe, who Says he has Received Notes Nearly to the amount of the first payment of Whelan & Millers Purchase, and that he will hold himself Accountable for Mr. Churches part, when they fall due; but it Seems he has taken them in Some Such way, that he cant give all Mr Churches proportion; he talks in Such a Stammering Misterious way that I find it Difficult understanding him, and as I am Some in want of Confidence, I dont feel so Easy, tho he may mean well. He did Not like the Idea of his being held to Account for a further Quantity of Land, if there Should prove to be more than was Expected, or Included in the first Dividend; but he has at last Consented, thus to be held. He assures me he has wrote you3 and given a full Detail of the Business, that when I hear from you again I can better Judge how to Act; and Remain affectionately your friend.4

Joseph Anthony

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1For an explanation of the contents of this letter, see the introductory note to Coxe to H, February 13, 1795. See also Coxe to H, February 17–18, 22, May 10, 1795; H to Anthony, March 11, 1795.

2Letter not found.

4H endorsed this letter: “Answered June 11.” Letter not found.

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