Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from William Seton, 28 March 1791

From William Seton

Bank of New York 28 March 1791


Mr. William Hill1 with two competant Surities have duely executed the Bond endorsed in your letter of the 21st.2 and I have deliver’d to him the Contract. As you do not desire the Bond to be returned, I hold it for your further orders. Mr. Hill expected he was to receive immediately from this Bank a payment of Five thousand Dollars, but he was informed your orders did not extend to the payment. The letter for Amsterdam goes by the Brig Rebecca, Captn Codwise,3 now waiting for a wind; those for London went by the Packet. I have the honor to be &c.

LC, Bank of New York, New York City.

1Hill, a New York City merchant, had been awarded a contract to supply clothing to the Army.

2Letter not found.

3George Codwise, a ship captain of New York City. H had first met Codwise when H was still a boy working for Nicholas Cruger’s mercantile firm in St. Croix. See H to Nicholas Cruger, October 31, 1771.

Index Entries