Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to William R. Putnam, 6 December 1802

To William R. Putnam1

New York Decr 6. 1802

Dr. Sir

The multiplicity of my engagements has diverted my attention from a remittance to you on account of the taxes of my lands in your quarter.2 I count upon your good will that no inconvenience will have ensued & I now enclose Fifty Dollars. It will be satisfactory to me to know that it has reached you and whether any further supply will be promptly requisite; also what are the present prospects as to the sale of these lands.

With great esteem & regard   I remain Dr Sir   Yr Obliged & obedt servant

A Hamilton

Wm. R Putnam Esq

ALS, Dawes Memorial library, Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio.

1Putnam, the son of Rufus Putnam, was appointed a surveyor for the Ohio Company in 1794, and he subsequently worked for his father on surveys for the United States Government.

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