Account with Archibald Drummond1
New York Octobr. 4th. 1796.
|Col: Hamilton||To Archibd Drummond, Dr.|
|Decr.||22d.||1 large slate||4/6||£|
|1 Ashes Grammr.2||2/6|
|24||1 Espinasses3||1.18 .|
|4 papers ink powdr.||6.|
|Jany.||4th||1 box pounce||1.|
|12||1 Sett bills Exchange||3.|
|13||1 Qr. Imperiel papr.||16.|
|14||1 Powel & Devises4||1.16.|
|Feby.||1||1 pen knife||8.|
|“||½ Hund Quills 6/ Wafers||1/6||7.6|
|18th.||¼ Do. Do.||3.|
|March||2d.||2 Hundd. Quills||1.4|
|5||1 Ream thick 4to. posts||2.2|
|11||6 Sheets bills Exchange||6.|
|21st||1 box pounce||6|
|April||2||1 Kyd. on bills5||15.|
|6||1 Stick wax||1.|
|19th||1 Slate pencil||6|
|May||11th.||12 Skins parchments||2.16.|
|1 Ream fools cap||2.4.|
|1 Do 4to. Posts||1.18|
|1 Do. fools cap No. 4||1.3|
|June||6th.||¼ Hundd. Quills||6.6|
|1 Stick wax||1.|
|20||6 Skins parchment||5/||1.10.|
|25th||6 Sticks wax||6.|
|29th||1 tin box wafers||7.|
|July||1st||1 blk book||3.6|
|20th.||1 Greek Testament||9.|
|28th.||1 Hundd. Quills||14.|
|Augt.||23d.||1 blank book||7.|
|30th.||10 Skins parchment||5/.||2.10.|
|Septr.||3d.||6 papers Ink powdr.||5.|
|8th.||½ Hundd. Quills||3.|
|13th.||8 Volms. Spectator6||2.0.0|
D, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Drummond was a bookseller and stationer whose store was located at 132 Water Street, New York City.
2. John Ash, Grammatical Institutes: or an Easy Introduction to Dr. Lowth’s English Grammar. Designed for the Use of Schools. With an Appendix, Containing, I. The Declension of Irregular and Defective Verbs. II. The Application of the Grammatical Institutes. III. Some Useful Observations on the Ellipsis. IV. Exercises of Bad English. V. Lessons on the English Language. To This Edition is Added, an Essay on Punctuation, and an Explication of Tropes and Figures, Used in Writing the English Language (Philadelphia: Printed and sold by John M’Culloch, No. 1, North Third street, 1795). Ash’s Grammatical Institutes was first printed in London in 1763.
3. Isaac Espinasse, Cases, Argued and Ruled at Nisi Prius, in the Courts of Kings Bench, and Common Pleas, from Easter Term 33 George III—Hillary Term 34 George III with Some Additional Cases of an Earlier Period (Baltimore: Reprinted by Clayton, Dobbin, & Co. for Keating’s Book-store, 1795).
4. John Joseph Powell, An Essay upon the Learning of Devises, from Their Inception by Writing, to Their Consummation by the Death of the Devisor (London: P. Uriel, 1788).
5. Stewart Kyd, A Treatise on the Law of Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes (3rd ed., London: J. Johnson, 1795).
6. Joseph Addison and Richard Steele, The Spectator. Volumes 1–8 included Nos. 1–635, March 1, 1711–December 20, 1714.
7. Under the date of October 11, 1796, H made the following entries in his Cash Book, 1795–1804:
|“Account of Expences Dr. to Cash…|
|This sum paid Archibald Drummond for stationary||21.20.”|
|“Account of Books purchased Dr. to Cash|
|for this sum paid Archibald Drummond for sundry books account||50”|
|(AD, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).|