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title:“Rufus King to Alexander Hodgden”
authors:Rufus King
date written:1787-6-24

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King, Rufus. "Letter to Alexander Hodgden." Supplement to Max Farrand's The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Ed. James H. Hutson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. 111. Print.
Autograph Letter Signed, Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Rufus King to Alexander Hodgden (June 24, 1787)

Philadelphia 24 June 1787
Sir You must be sensible from the state of my account with the Treasury that I have a much larger demand for arrears of pay than either of my colleagues. I have made it a rule to forbear my importunities on this subject as long as possible. My present situation exposes me to heavy expenses, and I cannot but think that you will unite with me in Opinion that my claims are not behind those of any person who has a Demand on the Treasury. I took an order some months since, on a note of the tax Treasurer's, for 100£. I sold it for 90£. I cannot think of suffering so great a loss of my wages in future. I pray you to inform me when you will authorize me to draw on you for 200£. A much larger sum is due to me but I shall be content to wait some Time for the balance.
With great respect I am, Sir, your ob. and very Hble. Servant Rufus King

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