From John Ross1
Philadelphia, May 17, 1785. Sends information concerning Ross’s share of ownership of the ship Diligent.
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Ross, a Philadelphia merchant, was an agent for François, Marquis de Barbé-Marbois, the French chargé d’affaires in the United States. H was representing Ross in Bartholomew Terrasson et al. v. Ship Diligent, a case pending before the New York Court of Admiralty.