To Benjamin Walker1
[New York] October 15 . “Troupe & I have conferred. We think, considering the magnitude of the concerns, the diversifications of it into sub-branches—the ability of parties &c.—We may reasonably expect each of us as a Retainer for each of your principals £50. that is to
|Same to Troupe||£100||= 250 Ds.2|
We shall consider this as a retainer in all matters with Smith or growing out of his Agency.…”
AL, Montague Collection, MS Division, New York Public Library.
2. Under the date of October 15, 1796, H made the following entry in his Cash Book, 1795–1804: “Cash Dr. to Account of Costs & Fees for this sum received of Benjamin Walker as retainer for Pulteney & Hornby 250” (AD, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). See also H’s Law Register, 1795–1804 (D, partially in H’s handwriting, New York Law Institute, New York City).