Power of Attorney from the Society for
Establishing Useful Manufactures
Brunswick in the State of
Jersey, August 9th. 1791.
On behalf of a Society for the Establishment of Manufactures, of which we are Members, we request you to procure and Engage for the Service of the Society such Artists and Workmen, as you shall deem necessary, and upon such Terms, as shall appear to you reasonable, for the Purpose of Carrying on a Manufactory of Cotton in its various Branches, and printing the same. And we Engage to Indemnify you for all Expences which shall attend the Execution of this Request; and that the Society shall Ratify the Agreements, which shall be Enter’d into by you Concerning the same.
We are Sir, with Sentiments of Respect and Esteem Your Obedt Hble Servts
To Alexr: Hamilton Esqr.
DS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. These men were among the original subscribers to the stock of the Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures. They were all New York residents except Matthew McConnell, who was a prominent Philadelphia securities broker.