Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Robert Morris, 9 March 1797

From Robert Morris

Alexr Hamilton Esqr
New York

Philadelphia March 9th 1797

Dear sir

I have this moment received yours of yesterday1 with the deed to Mr Cottringer2 for which accept my thanks. Mr Ralph Mather the last endorser of the bill on which Mr Bridgon threatens to bring suit, has opened a negotiation here with Mr Nicholson respecting it,3 and as I hope an arrangement will be made so as to satisfy the owners of sd Bill you will be good enough to prevail on them to wait the issue of this negotiation before you enter into any engagement on my part and I will inform you the result as soon as it is ascertained. I am Dr Sir

Yours &c


LC, Robert Morris Papers, Library of Congress.

1Letter not found.

2This is a reference to a debt which Morris owed to William Pulteney and William Hornby and which Benjamin Walker was trying to collect for them. For Garrett Cottringer’s part in this transaction, see Morris to H, March 3, 1797. For further information on this debt, see the introductory note to Morris to H, April 27, 1796. See also Morris to H, May 3, 10, 17, 31, 1796, January 23, February 9, 27, March 8, 1797; H to Charles Williamson, May 17–30, 1796.

3For the suit against Morris threatened by Charles Bridgen and for John Nicholson’s part in this matter, see Morris to H, December 31, 1796; January 23, February 9, 1797, note 4, February 27, March 3, 8, 1797.

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