From Robert Harpur1
[August 2, 1786]
At the Request of Genl. Schuyler, We have made a Copy of all the Poll Lists of the Counties of Albany and Montgomery, which copy was to be left with you to be forwarded to him.2 The Secretary3 estimated the Expences with which the Genl. was acquain[t]ed previous to the undertaking. And you was to be good enough to disburse the sum—being £10—which be pleased to deliver to the Bearer on your Receipt of the papers.
Your most obedt. servt.
Robt Harpur, D secry
Recd. 2 Augt. 1786. of Col. Hamilton ten pounds, the fees of the Secretarys Office for copying all the Poll Lists of the Counties of Albany and Montgomery for and by order of Genl. Schuyler.
Robt Harpur, D. secry
DS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Harpur was deputy secretary of the State of New York.
2. Philip Schuyler was a member of the New York Senate in 1786 and 1787.
3. Presumably the secretary of state, Lewis Allaire Scott.