From John Thurston and Company
New York, July 10, 1795. “Your polite favor of this days date1 have receivd, the suit you mention being committed against Messrs. Murry & Mumford2 for Insurance in the Schooner Swift, the event of which we will abide by, and in proportion as we are subscribers to that pollacy with Messrs. Murry & Mumford, so will pay to you as you recover from them….”
LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Letter not found.
2. John B. Murray and John P. Mumford were New York City merchants with extensive shipping interests. For the case of Paschal N. Smith v John B. Murray and John P. Mumford, which concerned insurance on the schooner Swift, see Goebel, Law Practice description begins Julius Goebel, Jr., ed., The Law Practice of Alexander Hamilton: Documents and Commentary (New York and London, 1964– ) description ends , II, 631–45.