From Robert Morris1
Philada July 18th. 1795
I desired Mr. Constable2 to pay you $2000 & promised to remit him a bill for this Amot. By his letter just recd I find it was inconvenient for him to pay as he wants Money himself. You will find herein bills for five hundred pounds Stg they are perfectly good as Mr Cazenove3 will tell you & you can readily get the Money for them. I charge you $2333.33 being 175 Ct and the exchge in New York is at least equal.4 I will answer your letters5 soon but I am hurried & much engaged.
|No 13||£250. each drawn by Harrison & Sterett6 on J H Cazenove Nephew & Co to J Bacon|
Alexr Hamilton Esqr
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LC, Robert Morris Papers, Library of Congress.
1. This letter concerns Morris’s efforts to pay the balance of a debt which he owed to H. For this debt and Morris’s account with H, see the introductory note to H to Morris, March 18, 1795. See also Morris to H, March 31, June 2, 23, 30, 1795.
2. William Constable was a New York City merchant who was associated with Morris in various undertakings. For Morris’s account with Constable, see Ledger C, 96, Robert Morris Account Books, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
5. Letters not found.