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During Yesterdays Fete, having had occasion to discharge ⟨– –⟩ recently repaired; I must ⟨–⟩ the Barrel now ⟨– – –⟩ in the Opposite Direction. I will expect you ⟨– – –⟩ immedy upon your Return to the City. your Servt Transcript furnished by Mr. Lincoln Diamant, Tarrytown, New York. Schuss was a New York City gunsmith. See “Motion Made at a Meeting of the Society of the Cincinnati,” July 4,...
[ New York, July 9, 1804. Nathaniel Pendleton described the seventh item on a list of ten, which were given to him after Hamilton’s death, as a “Letter to John B. Church inclosing an assignment of some debts.” Letter not found. ] See “List of Papers Given to Nathaniel Pendleton,” July 19, 1804 . See “Assignment of Debts and Grant of Power of Attorney to John B. Church,” July 9, 1804 .
Know all Men by these Presents, That I Alexander Hamilton of the City of New York Counsellor at law, in consideration of one Dollar to me in hand paid by John B Church Esquire, (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowleged) have bargained sold assigned and conveyed and hereby do bargain sell assign & convey to the said John B Church all and singular the debts due owing and payable to me: which...
In the Name of God Amen! I Alexander Hamilton of the City of New York Counsellor at Law do make this my last Will and Testament as follows. First I appoint John B Church Nicholas Fish and Nathaniel Pendleton of the City aforesaid Esquires to be Executors and Trustees of this my Will and I devise to them their heirs and Assigns, as joint Tenants and not as Tenants in common, All my Estate real...
[ New York, June 28–July 10, 1804. Nathaniel Pendleton described the seventh item on a list of ten, which were given to him after Hamilton’s death, as a “Letter to John B Church inclosing an assignment of some debts.” Letter not found. ] See “List of Papers Given to Nathaniel Pendleton,” July 19, 1804 . See “Assignment of Debts and Grant of Power of Attorney to John B. Church,” July 9, 1804 .
These sums having been received since my engagement & no services rendered I consider them as forming part of my debts. Franklin & Robinson 50 James Amory 20 D Ludlow & Co 50 Wilmerding 30 Murdock Masterson & Co 20 Steven Ray & David Dill 25 Scott & Tremaine 20 ADS , New-York Historical Society, New York City. This document is the tenth and final item on the
Mrs. Mitchel is the person in the world to whom as a friend I am under the greatest Obligations. I have ⟨not⟩ hitherto done my ⟨duty⟩ to her. But ⟨resolved⟩ to repair my omission as much as ⟨possible,⟩ I have encouraged her to come to ⟨this Country⟩ and intend, if it shall be ⟨in my po⟩wer to render the Evening of her days ⟨c⟩omfortable. But if it shall please God to put this out of my power...
I have received two letters from you since we last saw each other—that of the latest date being the 24 of May. I have had in hand for some time a long letter to you, explaining my view of the course and tendency of our Politics, and my intentions as to my own future conduct. But my plan embraced so large a range that owing to much avocation, some indifferent health, and a growing distaste for...
Real Estate My share of Townships No. 9. 10. 15. 17 and 21 in Scribas Patent in connection with J B Church and John Lawrance viz ¹⁄₆ of the first purchase the whole being 31528 acres & ¼ of an acre & one third of the residuary purchase upon the suit in chancery being together nearly 20000 acres which now stand me in about } 33000 My ¼ of purchase in Nobleborough together with J Laurance Robert...
The undersigned takes the liberty to request, that the Consulate at Cuba, may be entrusted to his charge. He regrets he cannot urge any exclusive merit , to entitle him to a situation, so important & respectable. Should however a successful application justify this intrusion, the Government shall not be disappointed in its confidence. I am sir with much respect Your Ob. Hum Sert. RC ( DNA : RG...
The amount due to the Bank does not appear in the papers except in a letter of Butlers in which he states it at 8900 Drs. But this was not the subject of my inquiry. I wanted to know the probable amount here of the Cargo which was assigned for our suit ought to be for that amount. Yrs.   with respect ALS , in a grangerized copy of [William Coleman] A Collection of the Facts and Documents,...
I have perused the declaration & approve it. I presume the 12 of Decr. last was previous to suing out the Writ; if not to avoid cavilling it may [be] well to antedate it. Yrs. ALS , Yale University Library.
I am mortified at the unseasonable trouble I occasion to you, but if the inclosed is in a state to admit regularly of an authentication by you I shall be glad of two copies under your seal of office. I remain very respectfully & with great regard   Yr Obed ser I shall want one copy by tomorrow Eight O Clock ALS , Harvard College Library.
I will thank you for your name on the inclosed. Yrs. ALS , New-York Historical Society, New York City.
I think we must admit the special verdict. If there be any thing in it which they cannot prove otherwise, they may by a bill of discovery obtain the effect of the admission. Yrs. ALS , Mrs. John Jay Pierrepont, Ridgefield, Connecticut.
Mr Hamilton’s Compliments to Mr Carey. He would readily comply with Mr Carey’s request if he had any paper containing his speech; but having none he cannot do it unless Mr Carey will furnish him with one. If this can be done Mr H will correct it this evening which indeed he would wish to do, as there are considerable errors. Copy, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadalphia. Carey, an...
7637Comments on Jews, [n.p., n.d.] (Hamilton Papers)
& progress of the Jews and their from their earliest history to the present time has been & is, intirely out of the ordinary course of human affairs. Is it not then a fair conclusion that the cause also is an extraordinary one —in other words that it is the effect of some great providential plan? The man who will draw this Conclusion will look for the solution in the Bible. He who will not...
An act imposing Duties on Carriages and servants Be it enacted that every Owner or possessor of any of the carriages hereafter specified shall pay a yearly duty for the same according to the rates following viz For every carriage of the kind now called a coach fifteen Dollars For every carriage of the kind now called a Chariot twelve Dollars For every Post Chaise and other close four wheeled...
For want of having made application on time The stage waggon has been engaged so as to prevent my going in it. I must therefore take my chance by water which I shall do tomorrow and must content myself with praying for a fair wind to waft me speedily to the bosom of my beloved. Adieu ALS , New York State Library, Albany. On March 15, 1858, John C. Hamilton wrote the date “April 8, 1795” on...
I will thank you briefly to assign your reasons with the opinion I have requested. Yrs ALS , Richard Harison Papers, New-York Historical Society, New York City. Harison was United States attorney for the District of New York from 1789 to 1801.
I have lately made some Cash advances which have run me aground. I will thank you for the loan of a hundred dollars for a few days. Yrs. ALS , New-York Historical Society, New York City.
I am just now as to the command of Cash as poor as Job: & I do not like to go into the Bank. If you can accomodate me with 100 Dollars for ten days you will oblige Yrs ALS , New-York Historical Society, New York City.
[ n.p., n.d. “… Pray resolve my doubts. For a man in my situation ought at least to take care how he fails in his pecuniary duty.…” Letter not found. ] ALS , sold by Sotheby & Company, December 15, 1953, Item 453. Extract taken from dealer’s catalogue.
I was at Albany when your letter got here. I have snatched the first hour from my avocations to sketch to you my thoughts in a rude shape. Yrs. Affecly ALS , New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, New York; ALS (photostat), James McHenry Papers, Library of Congress. This letter was presumably written between January 12, 1796, when McHenry was appointed Secretary of War, and May 6,...
I learn with great pleasure the intelligence contained in your private letter. I hope the good sense of our state will every day give new triumphs to good men & good measures. With esteem & regard   Yr Obed ser ALS , Lloyd W. Smith Collection, Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, New Jersey. Van Gaasbeck, a merchant in Kingston, New York, was a member of the House of...
[ n.p., n.d. “Forward the enclosed with as much expedition and certainty as you can (I don’t mean that an express should be employed) and say nothing about it.” Letter not found. ] ALS , sold by Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., December 3, 1963, Lot 2235, Item 112. The dealer’s catalogue dates this letter “Philadelphia, 4 April, 1799.” On April 4, 1799, H was in New York City, not Philadelphia....
I would advise you to close with Mr. Hobart on his own terms; only fix what is a reasonable time: say three four five or six months, the longer the better. Let a fair copy of the paper inclosed be signed with a receipt at bottom for the money in specie. This may, if necessary be afterwards put more in form. Yrs. ALS , Mr. A. J. Marino, Weehawken, New Jersey. This letter, which is addressed to...
Mr. Hamiltons compliments to Mr Wooster. General Stewart has been under some misapprehension respecting Mr. Hs desire to see Mr. Wooster. AL , United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. H wrote on the outside of this letter “Capt Wooster.” Thomas Wooster of Connecticut was a captain in Webb’s Additional Continental Regiment from February, 1777, to April, 1779. He was an applicant...