Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Stephen Van Rensselaer, 8 November 1797

From Stephen Van Rensselaer1

Albany, November 8, 1797. “I take the liberty of sending for your examination & opinion a Deed which was given to me by Mr. Hoffman as an indemnification against any losses I might sustain by reason of my endorsement for him. The security is ample if the instrument is valid. I wish it not to be made public unless it may be necessary for my security. I however submit this to your discretion. I shall be happy to hear from you on this subject.”

ALS, Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia.

1For background to this letter, see Van Rensselaer to H, November 6, 1797.

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