To Théophile Cazenove1
[New York, October 14, 1797.] Answers Cazenove’s letters of May 29 and July 5, 1797, concerning ownership of lands in New York State by aliens.2
ADf, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; two copies, Gemeentearchief Amsterdam, Holland Land Company. The Holland Land Company documents were transferred in 1964 from the Nederlandsch Economisch-Historisch Archief, Amsterdam.
1. H wrote this letter in his capacity as attorney for the Holland Land Company. For the full text of this letter and other relevant documents, 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 , forthcoming volumes.
2. The following entry appears in H’s Cash Book, 1795–1804, for October 13, 1797: “Le Roy & Bayard Dr for opinion given to Mr Cazenove as to the validity of mortgages on the lands of the Dutch Company if sold on Credit 15” (AD, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).