From Matthew Parke1
Boston, March 27, 1790. “In consequence of being recommended to you by the Honbl. Fisher Ames, Esqr. I have had the honour of writing you Several Letters2 respecting my Administration on the Estates of a number of Persons, late in the American Navy, no answer to either of which Letters have I yet received.… If the appointment you have had since my application to you has prevented, or may Still prevent you from attending to the business, I wish you to be kind enough to inform me by Post.”
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. This letter is signed M. Parke and is incorrectly endorsed A. Parke. Parke probably was the Matthew Parke who is listed in the Boston Directory for 1789 (The Boston Directory. Containing, A List of the Merchants, Mechanics, Traders, and others, of the Town of Boston; in Order to enable Strangers to find the Residence of any Person [Boston, 1789]).
2. Letters not found.