Alexander Hamilton Papers

Receipt from John C. Hummel, [15 August 1799]

Receipt from John C. Hummel

[Trenton, August 15, 1799]

Recd. Trenton August 15th. 1799 of General Hamilton by the hands of Abraham Hunt1 One Hundred and Twenty Dollars in full for my Bay Horse2 Peacock—Warranted sound.


John C. Hummel

ADS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1A resident of Trenton and a veteran of the American Revolution, Hunt had been an agent for purchasing horses for the Army in 1792. In 1794 he became contractor for Army supplies at Trenton, a position he still held in 1799.

2An entry in H’s Cash Book, 1795–1804, under the date of September 1, 1799, reads: “paid for a horse & 125” (AD, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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