Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Charles Wilkes, [25 January 1796]

From Charles Wilkes1

[New York] Monday Noon [January 25, 1796]


It has been the constant practice of the Bank, to demand payment on the 3d of July, for all notes which become payable on the 4th—that day being, by the regulations of the Bank, a holiday.2

I am with great respect   Your obet Servt

Chas Wilkes

Alexr Hamilton Esqe.

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Wilkes was cashier of the Bank of New York.

2H needed this information for the case of Lewis v Burr. See Jonathan Burrall to H, January 25, 1796.

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