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J[ames] A[lexander] Hamilton to MVB, 13 July 1815

Sir, 

I send you a Bill of costs in the Collins suit. After the amt is settled, deduct the Ballance of our Private account (<Bet &c>) The a/c of fees due. <Clark> & I have written to King on the Subject of his a/c but I have not yet Received his draft. If he has not drawn pay him and if there is a Ballance deposit it in the Bank to my a/c So much for Business Now my Dear Sir Permit me to make to you my most sincere thanks for your unsolicited gratuitous interference in my welfare. My Pride ^vanity^ cannot on this occasion as it might do on others induce me to ^with^draw from you a tittle of the merit which is due for so honorable a sacrifice of your Political feelings to the Benevolence of your heart. The Result whatever it may be cannot lighten or decrease the gratitude I feel.

Your friend

J AHamilton

Source: DLC Library of Congress
Collection: MVB Papers (DLC)
Series: Series 3 (17 February 1815-2 December 1821)