From Nicholas Low1
New York 27. June 1793
The Quarterly Meeting of the Directors of the Society for estg. usef. Manuf. is postponed from the first to the Third Tuesday in July. The Meeting will therefore be held at Paterson on the 16 of July. You talked of meeting us and I hope therefore to have the Pleasure to see you there. Will you take the Trouble of communicating to Major L’Enfant the above Circumstance—probably he may accompany you to Paterson. Mr. Colt is going on wonderfully well with the new Project of Aqueduct2—and I am in Hopes the thing will at last succeed. I am very Truly
yours &ca. &ca.
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. A New York City merchant and land speculator, Low was a director of the Bank of New York, the New York branch of the Bank of the United States, and the Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures.
2. This is a reference to a project for a canal to make water power available for the projected factory of the Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures at Paterson, New Jersey. This undertaking had been initiated by Pierre Charles L’Enfant, who in early June, 1793, abandoned the project and left for Philadelphia. Supervision of the work was then entrusted to Peter Colt. See L’Enfant to H, September 17, 1792, March 26, 1793; Colt to H, May 7, 1793.