Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Jonathan Burrall, 25 May 1795

To Jonathan Burrall1

Albany May 25 1795

Dear Sir,

I have this day drawn upon you in the name of Leonard Ganseevort2 & Co. for One hundred Dollars in the belief that Robert Troupe has deposited in your Office a larger sum in my name.3 If there is any misapprehension you will oblige me by calling upon him & he will enable you to pay my order. Should he be absent Judge John Laurance4 will do it. Should both be absent I will ask the favour of you to take it up. I leave this tomorrow morning for New York & shall in the last case immediately reimburse you.

Yrs. with esteem

Alex Hamilton

Jonathan Burrall Esq.

ALS, Valentine Museum, Richmond, Virginia.

1Burrall was the cashier of the New York Office of Discount and Deposit of the Bank of the United States.

2Gansevoort (not Ganseevort), a resident of Albany, was a member of the New York Assembly in 1778, 1779, and 1788. He served in the Continental Congress in 1787 and 1788 and was a member of the New York Senate from 1791 to 1793. He was judge of Albany County from 1794 to 1797.

4Laurance was United States judge for the District of New York.

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