Alexander Hamilton Papers

Conveyance. Isaac Moses, Nicholas Low, Daniel Ludlow, and Alexander Hamilton to Alexander Macomb, 15 February 1786

Conveyance. Isaac Moses, Nicholas Low, Daniel
Ludlow, and Alexander Hamilton to
Alexander Macomb1

New York, February 15, 1786. “… Isaac Moses of the City of New York Merchant of the first part Nicholas Low and Daniel Ludlow Merchant and Alexander Hamilton Counsellor at law all of the same place assignees of the real and personal estate of the said Isaac Moses … for and in consideration of the sum of Four thousand four hundred and fifty pounds New York currency to them in hand paid by … Alexander Macomb … have granted … unto the said Alexander Macomb … All those three certain messuages or tenements and lots of ground situate, lying and being in the Dockward of the City of New York bounded northwesterly by great dock street southwesterly by a lot of ground of William Constable southeasterly by little Dock street and northeasterly by a lot of ground late of Thomas Doughty and a lot now or late of John Oothout.…”

Certified copy, recorded under the date of February 9, 1790, Conveyances in the Office of the Register, City of New York, Liber 46, 31–33, Hall of Records, New York City.

1Moses, a New York City auctioneer, was a partner with Moses Myers, an Amsterdam merchant, in the mercantile firm of Isaac Moses and Company in New York City. Moses became a bankrupt in early 1785, and the dissolution of the firm was announced in a supplement to The New-York Journal, or the Weekly Register, June 23, 1785. See “Transfer of Property: Isaac Moses and Company to Low, Ludlow, and H,” November 25, 1785 (copy, Division of Corporations and State Records, New York Department of State, Albany). See also Jeremiah Wadsworth to H, April 3, 1785; H to Wadsworth, April 7, 1785 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , III, 600, 601–02). Wadsworth and John B. Church held some of the notes of Isaac Moses and Company.

For additional information concerning Moses’s business affairs and H’s role in them, 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.

Macomb, a native of Ireland, had engaged in trade with the Indians in the North American West during the American Revolution and was a partner with his brother William and William Edgar in the Detroit firm of Macomb, Edgar, and Macomb, which supplied the British Indian department. After the war, he settled in New York City, where he became a wealthy businessman and speculator.

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