From Richard Riker1
New York, August 18, 1801. Encloses £100 as a retainer from Robert and Hamilton Stewart.2
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Riker was a New York City lawyer.
2. The Stewarts were brokers with offices at 54 Maiden Lane in New York City.
This letter concerns the case of Robert and Hamilton Stewart v Martha Eden, Executrix, and Joseph and Medcef Eden, Executors of Medcef Eden, Sr., which dealt with the payment of a promissory note. For a discussion of 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, 225–28.