Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Abel James, 21 January 1785

From Abel James1

Philadelphia, January 21, 1785. Apologizes for not answering Hamilton’s letter of December 4, 1783, and states that he has been ill. Sends part of information requested by Hamilton.2

ALS, anonymous donor.

1For the text of this letter and an explanation of its contents, see the discussion of the Otsego Patent of George Croghan in Goebel, Law Practice description begins Julius Goebel, Jr., and Joseph H. Smith, eds., The Law Practice of Alexander Hamilton: Documents and Commentary (New York and London, 1964– ). description ends , forthcoming volumes.

2James enclosed in this letter an extract from two of Croghan’s mortgages (copy, in James’s handwriting, anonymous donor).

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