Promissory Note from William Duer1
[New York, July 29, 1789]
Forty days after Date I promise to pay to Alexander Hamilton on order for Value received the Sum of Two thousand Specie Dollars.
ADS, New-York Historical Society, New York City.
1. Duer, financier and merchant, had been appointed secretary of the Board of Treasury in March, 1786. He was soon to serve under H as Assistant to the Secretary of the newly organized Treasury Department.
2. H’s signature is on the back of the document followed by:
“Pay the Bank of N. York
Theods. Fowler & Co
Bank of Newyork
Recd. Michael Doyle”