Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from William Duer, [11 December 1797]

From William Duer

[New York, December 11, 1797]

Dear Sir,

I was in hopes not to have troubled you again on any Subject of a Pecuniary, but my Necessities constrain me to sollicit the Loan of Fifteen Dollars. In the Course of three or four Months I shall have it in my Power to reimburse this, and the former Advances you was so obliging to make me. I know you have use for all your Profession brings in, but Necessity constrains me to borrow out of your small Stock.1

I am Dear Sir, Your Affectionate Humble servt.

W Duer.

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1An entry in H’s Cash Book, 1795–1804, for December 26, 1797, reads: “Wm. Duer Dr. to Cash lent him some days since 15” (AD, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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