Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to William Tilghman, [18 July 1796]

To William Tilghman1

[New York, July 18, 1796]

Dr. Sir

I am favoured with your letter of the 16 instant2 and regret the occasion of my not having heard from you. I thank you for the attention paid to the business. If in the course of a fortnight a perfectly good opportunity should not occur you would oblige me by sending on the deed by a Trusty Express, the expence of which I will with pleasure defray, as I am desirous to have the affair completed.3 Yrs. with esteem & regard

A Hamilton

ALS, Cornell University Library, Ithaca, New York.

1For background to this letter, see H to Tilghman, July 15, 1796.

2Letter not found.

3Tilghman endorsed this letter: “A. Hamilton 18. July 96 Send Church’s Deed to Luzerne by Express. ansd. 23. July.” Tilghman’s letter to H has not been found. This is a reference to John B. Church’s speculations in Pennsylvania lands with Tench Coxe. For an explanation of these purchases, see the introductory note to Coxe to H, February 13, 1795.

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