Alexander Hamilton Papers

Enclosure: [List of Debts Assigned to John B. Church], 9 July 1804


A Copy of a list of Debts assigned to John B Church Esquire per Deed Dated 9th. July 1804

paid James & William Sterling 75
pd Isaac Clason 160
no William Bell—Robinson & Hartshorne 50
pd Mess. Jenkins (Riggs) 50
pd Pierre Van Cortland } 40
late L. Governor
pd P. Jay Monroe paid 40 by T L O3
pd no Champlin & Smith (T L Ogden) 50
by T L O
paid Grellet & Bell credit 24–704 40
no Out Door Underwriters including Hallet & Bowne adsm. Jenks (Pendleton) } 200
Assignees of Wm. L Vandervort 250
if Successful 250 more 400 by T L O5
assignees of I Roget Furtado6 50
De Peyster }
paid Jones } 40
paid Abijah Hammond } 40
D A Ogden }
pd Robert Cummings 75
paid John McVickar 30
paid Isaac Kibby 25
pd Hubbard } 50
Riggs }
pd Alexander Stewart 65
paid Assignees of Kirkpatrick
by P. A Camman 40
T. L Ogden
paid George Stanton 30
paid Louis Simond 50
John Hackeley Ricker 100 Pendleton paid
paid Ebenezer Stevens 50
paid Geo Suckly 50
pd Bank of N York 100
pd James Arden 50
paid Wm. Thomas 25
paid Wm. Cooper 75
Wm. Byron pd. 50 100
paid Wm. & Sylvester Robinson 250
pd Wm. Neilson 50
pd John B Graves 50
pd no James Shuter 50
by T L O T L Ogden
Gouverneur including Insurance } 100
paid cause of Beare7 settled &c }
no compromised }
paid John Stewards 51.46
note 50
Dol 2490
Henderson & Varick 20
Dols 2510

Particulars will better appear by Account Book endorsed M E M.

July 9. 18048

2Copy, in the handwriting of Dominick T. Blake, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; ADS (incomplete), Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

For information on the accounts listed in this document, unless otherwise noted below, see Goebel, Law Practice description begins Julius Goebel, Jr., and Joseph H. Smith, eds., The Law Practice of Alexander Hamilton: Documents and Commentary (New York and London, 1964– ). description ends , forthcoming volumes.

In the Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress, is a document in Church’s handwriting, dated July 16, 1804, which reads: “Dominick T Blake Esqr. is authorised to collect the Amount of different Debts owed to the Deceased General Hamilton assigned to me by him by a Deed dated the 9th instant. J. B. Church.”

Also in the Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress, is a document written and signed by Nathaniel Pendleton, dated October 13, 1804, which reads: “D. T. Blake esquire is authorised to collect any monies due to General Hamilton lately deceased for fees as Counsel.”

Numerous receipts given to Blake by Elizabeth Hamilton, Church, and Pendleton may be found in the Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

3Thomas L. Ogden, a New York City attorney.

4On October 10, 1804, Stephen Grellet, a New York City merchant, rendered a bill for $24.70 to H’s estate for shoes purchased by H (AD, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On November 22, 1804, Abraham Bell, a New York City merchant, collected the money for Grellet (ADS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

5The incomplete document begins at this entry and continues through the entry for William Byron.

6Jacob Furtado, a New York City merchant.

7H represented Henry M. Beare in a suit in Chancery, commenced on February 10, 1804, against Frederick Rhinelander, et al., the underwriters of Beare’s ship, the Maria Charlotte (Chancery Papers, BM-486-R, BM 489-R, Hall of Records, New York City).

8The last sentence, H’s signature, and the date have been taken from the incomplete document.

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