From Jeremiah Condy1
Philadelphia, November 21, 1797. “I feel very much embarassed to discover the cause of my being without any reply to the several Letters I did myself the Honor to address you,2 and am really sorry Sir, that I should have given you the trouble of attending to a Correspondence which has yet been of no advantage to you or Utility to me, for I can make no other Conclusion than that you have declined the Business proposed and mean to return the papers in your hands and the Fee. If so … I will be glad to receive them by the first mail and you will please to deduct from the fee you return the Expences you have paid.…”3
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Condy was a Charleston, South Carolina, merchant.
2. Letters not found.
3. H endorsed this letter: “J Condy Ans 22 Nov.” Letter not found.