Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Israel Ludlow, [13 May 1790]

To Israel Ludlow1

[New York, May 13, 1790]


Your letter of the 4th of November2 though a considerable time on the way has some time since been received and is the only one I find among my letters on the subject.

I request that either Mr Martin3 or yourself would as speedily as may be come on to this place and bring with you the returns of survey and Maps, which you mention to be ready. Expenditures will then be adjusted.

I am Sir   Your Obed serv

A Hamilton
Secy of the Treasury

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Ludlow was a New Jersey surveyor and land speculator. He also acted as an agent on the frontier for William Duer.

2Letter not found.

3Presumably Absalom Martin, who operated a ferry on the Ohio River at Wheeling, Virginia.

4At the bottom of the letter “To Mr Israel Ludlow Fort Harmar” is written in an unidentified handwriting.

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