From William Willcocks1
[New York, February 19, 1799]
Messrs Ten Eyck2 and Williams3 are to meet at my house half past ten. If you will be so good as to have the thing signed by Troup4 and Mr. Church5 he will endeavor to get some other subscribers by Saturday. Mr. Pendleton6 will subscribe if you send it to him. He attended at the meetings and recommended this mode &c &c.
Would not Mr. Harrison7 subscribe if your clerk carried it to him. Williams says he can commence with twenty five or thirty subscriptions.
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Willcocks, a veteran of the American Revolution, was a New York City lawyer. In 1794 he served as a Federalist member of the state Assembly.
2. John Ten Eyck was a New York City merchant.
3. William Williams was a New York City businessman.
4. Robert Troup.
5. John B. Church, the brother-in-law of Elizabeth Hamilton.
6. Nathaniel Pendleton.
7. Richard Harison, a New York City lawyer, was recorder of that city from 1798 to 1801.