Statement of Expenses Incurred by
Alexander Hamilton and Egbert Benson
in Attending the Annapolis Convention1
[New York, May 8, 1787]
The People of the State of New York
To Egbert and Alexander Hamilton Drs.
|For our expences in attending the Convention at Annapolis in September last||£113 . . 1.4|
|including the journey thither and back|
|New York to Wit. Egbert Benson and Alexander Hamilton severally make oath and first the said Egbert Benson saith that of the above mentioned sum he did disburse Thirty six pounds three shillings and four pence and the said Alexander Hamilton saith that he did disburse seventy six pounds and Eighteen shillings being the residue thereof.|
Sworn this 8th day of May 1787 before me
Richd. Varick Recorder2
DS, in writing of H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. For an account of H’s role at the Annapolis Convention, see “Address of the Annapolis Convention,” September 14, 1786.
2. At the bottom of the page on which the statement by H and Benson is written there appears the following:
“Auditors Office New York 8 May 1787. I have examined the above account and allow to be due thereon to Egbert Benson & Alexander Hamilton Esqrs: the Sum of one hundred thirteen Pounds one Shilling & four Pence
Gerard Bancker Esqr, Treasurer Peter S. Curtenius State Audr.”