To Samuel Breese, William Malcom, and Aaron Burr1
[New York, April, 1787] “Mrs. Bayard Widow of Mr Samuel Bayard deceased has applied to me to arrange with you some provision for her in persuance of the Will of her husband representing her situation as distressed in the extreme, and assuring me that she is willing to do whatever I shall advise towards a fair adjustment of matters between you and her.…”
Copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Breese, Malcom, and Burr were the executors of Samuel Bayard’s estate.