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1774 Mr. Alexr. Hamilton at £ 3 . . 4 ⅌ Quar. Dr. Con Cr. £  s.  d Sepr. 20 entered with me this day, to Study Mathems. 1783. By Cash recd. from him, now Col. Hamilton, as a present at the close of the War } 5 Guins. = 9—6—8 D , from the original in The New York State Library, Albany.
D , in writing of Elizabeth Hamilton, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. At the end of this poem, Elizabeth Hamilton wrote: “Written by Mr. Hamilton, when he was residing in new jersey, preparing for College, on the Death of a child of Mrs. Boudinot.” While attending Francis Barber’s academy in Elizabethtown, H was a frequent guest in the home of Elias Boudinot, a New Jersey lawyer, who...
According to J. C. Hamilton ( Life John C. Hamilton, The Life of Alexander Hamilton (New York, 1840). , I, 21–23) H made this speech. Almost all of H’s biographers have repeated this story. There is no contemporary evidence, newspaper or other, that H made such a speech or even attended the meeting.
[ Elizabethtown, New Jersey, 1773 .] Quotations and paraphrases of the first three chapters of the Book of Genesis. AD , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Scholars differ on the year of H’s arrival in the North American colonies and the dates of his schooling there. These notes, and those which follow, were presumably made while H attended the school of Francis Barber in Elizabethtown, New...
[ Elizabethtown, New Jersey, 1773 .] Quotations and paraphrases of Chapters I–XIII of the Book of Revelation. AD , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
7606The Iliad of Homer, [1773] (Hamilton Papers)
[ Elizabethtown, New Jersey, 1773 .] Exercise in Homer’s Iliad , beginning with Book 12. Discontinuously numbered lines in Greek are followed by one page of English translation and notes in English on the geography of the eastern Mediterranean. D , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. The authorship of this MS is not known. The handwriting bears only a slight resemblance to that of H. If H...
7607List of Books, [1773] (Hamilton Papers)
[ Elizabethtown, New Jersey, 1773 .] Numbered list of twenty-seven books and subjects on Ancient and Medieval history and philosophy. D , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. The authorship of this MS is not known. The handwriting is not that of H, but the document may be a copy of a missing original by H. Although MS contains no date, it probably belongs to the period when H was in school or...
The Royal Danish American Gazette , October 17, 1772 . ; copy (incomplete), with minor word changes, Columbia University Libraries. Although it is impossible to determine beyond dispute that H was the author of this poem, it is attributed to him by J. C. Hamilton, who refers to it as “a hymn,” but ascribes it to the period when H attended school in Elizabethtown, New Jersey ( Hamilton, Life...
I take up my pen just to give you an imperfect account of one of the most dreadful Hurricanes that memory or any records whatever can trace, which happened here on the 31st ultimo at night. It began about dusk, at North, and raged very violently till ten o’clock. Then ensued a sudden and unexpected interval, which lasted about an hour. Meanwhile the wind was shifting round to the South West...
The 9th Ultimo Capt Robert Gibb handed me your favour dated December 19th 1771 covering Invoice & Bill Lading for Sundrys which were landed in good order agreeable thereto. I sold all your Lumber off immediately at £16 pm, luckkily enough, the price of that article being now reducd to £12, as great quantitys have been lately imported from different parts of the Continent. Indeed, there must be...
Herewith you have duplicate of my two last Letters of the 27 November & 10th Ulto. and I now congratulate myself upon the pleasure of addressing you again, but am sorry I shall be obligd to communicate some dissatisfactory occurrencies. Your Sloop Thunderbolt arrivd here the 29th of the preceding Month with 41 More Skeletons. A worse parcel of Mules never was seen; she took in at first 48 &...
Capt Robert Gibb deliverd me on your Account   2   Mahogany dining Tables which I paid him the freight of. You may depend I shall do the best I can with them being with Esteem, Sir Your very Hum Serv LC , in writing of H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
Preceding is Copy of my last to you & beg leave to refer you thereto. I have at length the pleasure to acquaint you of the arrival of the Sloop Thunderbolt with her first Cargo of Mules but I am sorry to be obligd to offer you so unpleasing an account of them as I shall. The 2d. Ultimo she took in at the Main 48 very good Mules, most of them large and young. She arrivd here the 30th with 41 in...
Inclosd I send you Letter of Advice to William Gillilands draft on you for £111. 16. 6 New York Currency payable in 10 Days & must beg the favour of an immidiate Answer thereto. The Gentlemen who send it expect a punctual Compliance with the tenor of the Bill, as they receivd it instead of a Cash payment & I hope it may be in your power to give them satisfaction. I am, Sir   Your most Hum St...
Two days ago Capt Newton deliverd me your favour without date & 41 Mules in such order that I have been oblig’d to send all of them to pasture, and of which I expect at least a third will die. The highest offer made me for 20 of the best was 70 ps., whereas if they had been in good order I could readily have obtaind £40 round, which I all along entertaind the most sanguine hopes of. Thus you...
Proceed immediately with the Sloop Thunderbolt to Curracoa & deliver the articles you have on Board agreeable to Bill Lading. Follow Mr Telleman Crugers directions in every Respect thenceforward & I trust I may rely on you to perform your part with all possible diligence & dispatch. Reflect continually on the unfortunate Voyage you have just made and endeavour to make up for the considerable...
I receivd yours Dated Decemr. 10th in due time & observe what you say. I am much obligd to you for your promise to pay Messrs. Grant & Baillie the small sum I owe them and must beg if it is not done before this reaches you, you’ll immediately do it as I wish to have the matter settled. Also please to let me know if I must Credit you or Mr. Thomas for whats paid. I am Sir   Your very Hum Servt...
Your agreeable Letters of the 12 and 20th Ultimo were yesterday handed me [by] Mr Lynsen and Capt Gibb, who arrivd within a few hours of each other. Nothing cou’d be more pleasing to me than to hear of the reestablishment of your Health, and I sincerely wish you a permanent possession of that invaluable blessing. The 101 barrils superfine Flour from Philadelphia are just landed, about 40, of...
This serves to acknowledge receipt of your favour dated ye. 13 Ulto. covering Invoice & Bill Lading for 101 bbls Superfine flour which were landed in good order. I have Credited you for the Cost of them after rectifying a small error in the addition of Nos. 81 to 84 which youll please to examine & Note in conformity. I am Gentlemen   Your most obdt. Serv LC , in writing of H, Hamilton Papers,...
Your favour of the 21st. Ulto. ⅌ Capt Newton lies now before me, the Contents of which I have properly noted & beg to refer you to a Letter just finished to Mess[rs.] Jacob Walton & John Harris Cruger for everything relative to the Sloop Thunderbolt which I shall say nothing of here. I receivd the articles sent by her, agreeable to your memorandum & in good order. The Cost is to your Credit,...
I have now the pleasure to acquaint you with the arrival of your new Sloop Thunderbolt commanded by Capt William Newton, a fine Vessell indeed, but I fear, not so swift as she ought to be. However the Capt said he had never had an opportunity of a fair trial and consequently could form no right Judgment yet of her sailing. This goes by way of St Thomas and I must beg youll peruse the inclosed...
I have now the pleasure to acknowledge the receipt of your favour dated October the 19th. by Sloop Thunderbolt which arrived here on Wednesday Afternoon the 16th Instant, and on the saturday morning following I cleard her out and gave the Captain his dispatches for Curracoa, but he could not sail till the morning after. She landed here only 23 Hhds Indian Meal 6469 Staves 20 bbls Apples 300...
Above is triplicate of mine to you ⅌ Capt Henton to which have receivd no answer. I have now to beg the favour of you to pay Mess[rs.] Fraser Grant & Baillie of St Christophers on Mr Crugers Account as soon as convenient £13.4.10 Windward Currency for which Mr. Thomas shall have Credit. I am Sir   Your Respectful hum Serv LC , in writing of H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. In the MS of...
I receivd your favour of the 18th Ultimo in due time & beg pardon for not having answerd it before. I have by this opportunity desird Mr. Thomas Ashburner of St Eustatius to pay you the little matter I owe you, and when he has done it, I will be obligd to you for a few lines certifying the same. I am Gentlemen. Your Respectful Serv LC , in writing of H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
In behalf of Mr. Nicholas Cruger (who by reason of a very ill state of health went from this to New York the 15th Ultimo) I have the pleasure to address you by the long expected Sloop Thunderbolt, Capt William Newton, Ownd by Mess[rs.] Jacob Walton, John Harris & Nicholas Cruger, the latter of whom has written you fully concerning her destination—which I need not repeat. She has on Board...
Here with I give you all your dispatches & desire youll proceed immediately to Curracoa. You are to deliver your Cargo there to Teleman Cruger Esqr. agreeable to your Bill Lading, whose directions you must follow in every respect concerning the disposal of your Vessell after your arrival. You know it is intended that you shall go from thence to the Main for a load of Mules & I must beg if you...
I send you herewith Copies of my Letter’s ⅌ Codwise & Cunningham, since which nothing has occurd worth writing. Markets are just the same excepting in the price of Butter which is now reducd to 15 & 16 ⅌ a firkin. Your Philadelphia flour is realy very bad, being of a most swarthy complexion & withal very untractable; the Bakers complain that they cannot by any means get it to rise. Wherefore &...
I wrote you a few days ago by Capt Codwise to which refer you & should send you Copys by this opportunity but I am so unwell that it is with difficulty I make out to write these few lines. Every thing remains as then advisd. I have sold about 30 bbls flour more & Collectd a little more money from different people. The Major lies so ill that no one expects he’ll live till night. I receiv’d a...
Expecting that Capt Codwise would ⟨have⟩ saild two days ago, I had already wrote & delive⟨red⟩ my Letter to him, but the arrival of Capt Lowndes furnishes me with something more to say. By him I receivd sundry Letters; one from Mr. Henry Cruger, one from Mr. John Cruger, one from Mr. John Harris Cruger, and several from Henry Cruger Junior, which last are all Copies and have been answerd,...
[ St. Croix, October 28, 1771 . On November 20, 1771, Hamilton wrote to Ashburner: “I wrote you the 28th of last Month.” He then crossed out this sentence and substituted: “Above is triplicate of mine to you.” Letter not found .] Merchant of St. Eustatius. See letters to Thomas Ashburner, April 28, May 13, 1772, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
I am a youth about seventeen, and consequently such an attempt as this must be presumptuous; but if, upon perusal, you think the following piece worthy of a place in your paper, by inserting it you’ll much oblige Your obedient servant, The Royal Danish American Gazette , April 6, 1771. As the writer gives his age as about seventeen and his initials as AH, it is a reasonable assumption that H...
This just serves to acknowledge receipt of yours per Cap Lowndes which was delivered me Yesterday. The truth of Cap Lightbourn & Lowndes information is now verifyd by the Presence of your Father and Sister for whose safe arrival I Pray, and that they may convey that Satisfaction to your Soul that must naturally flow from the sight of Absent Friends in health, and shall for news this way refer...
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...
7639Comments 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...