From Loomis and Tillinghast1
New York, August 8, 1798. “We have recd. a Letter from the party interested in the Policy of the ship Elizabeth.… We have seen Mr. Murray2 on the … subject & he refers us to you & says that if the present evidence be insufficient he will procure what may be wanted if you will Obtain a Commission from the Court for the purpose.”
LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Libeus Loomis and Stephen Tillinghast were New York City merchants and partners in a countinghouse.
2. This is a reference to the case of Robert Murray, James V. Murray, George W. Murray, and John R. Wheaton v Richard Alsop and George W. Pomeroy. For information about this case, 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, 550–51.