To Barent Bleecker1
[New York, April 5, 1797]
The fourth & last installment of the purchase money of the Cosby Manor Lands2 has become due. It is 1655 Dollars & 50 Cents of which your ¼ is 413. Dollars & 87 Cents. I beg the favour of you to lose no time in forwarding this Sum to me.
With esteem Yr very hum ser
ALS, Detroit Public Library.
1. For an explanation of the contents of this letter, see the introductory note to Philip Schuyler to H, August 31, 1795. See also H to Phineas Bond, September 1, 1795; H to Robert Morris, September 1, 1795; H to Bleecker, March 20, 1796; Peter Goelet to H, June 25, 27, 1796; “Receipt from Peter Goelet,” October 4, 1796; “Deed from Peter Goelet, Robert Morris, and William Popham,” April 4, 1797.
2. Under the date of April 14, 1797, H made the following entry in his Cash Book, 1795–1804: “Cash Dr. to Barent Bleeker for this sum received toward Payt. of Cosby Manor Lands 414” (AD, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).