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I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letters of the seventh and tenth of September— With consideration I am, Sir Yr. obt. ser. ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
[ Philadelphia, March 12, 1792 . On March 26, 1792, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “On the 24th of this month I received your letter of the 12th.” Letter not found .]
Treasury Department, April 16, 1794. “… encloses … the draft of a Warrant for five thousand dollars, relating to Mr. Higginson’s mission, for the Presidents signature.” LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. See H to Nathaniel Higginson, April 16, 1794 ; Washington to H, April 16, 1794 .
The enclosed letter in recommendation of Mr. Richard Van Der Burgh is from a Gentleman in whom I have confidence. I wish the young Gentleman to be placed on the list which I sent you some days ago, of candidates for appointments in the twelfth regiment. I would thank you to put him before the last mentioned person on that list— With great respect &c: &c: ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y....
Treasury Department, June 26, 1792. Submits “a Report of the Commissioner of the Revenue on the subject of a certain Pier to be erected in the River Delaware.” Also submits “the Contract provisionally entered into between the Superintendant of the Delaware Lighthouse &c. and Thomas Davis and Thomas Connaroe Junior, as the best thing practicable.” LC , George Washington Papers, Library of...
[ Philadelphia, December 23, 1790. On December 28, 1790, Allibone wrote to Hamilton : “In obedience to the Instructions I received the 23d Instant.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, July 5, 1797. On July 10, 1797, Muhlenberg wrote to Hamilton : “Your letter of the 5th inst did not reach me time enough.” Letter not found. ]
For particular reasons, I request you to send the inclosed letter to Captain Elliot by a mode of Conveyance which will ascertain its safe delivery to him in person I will also thank you to inform me of the Receipt of this letter and the delivery of the inclosure. With great consideration & esteem Yr Obed Servt. (Copy, in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Treasury Department, April 13, 1790. Writes concerning the payment of pensions to invalids. LS , Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston. See H to Lincoln, January 30, 1790 (printed in this volume).
[ New York, April 29, 1790. The description of this letter reads: “asking statement of facts relative to vessels exempted from duties.” Letter not found. ] LS , sold by Harvard Trust Company, 1962. For background to this letter, see Robert Purviance to H, April 22, 1790 ( PAH Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). , VI, 372).
His Excellency desires me to inform you, that he, has given directions for the party stationed at the Salt works, which Col: Forman is raising, to join and act with you, ’till further orders. I am Sir Your hum serv ADfS , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Shreve was a colonel of the Second New Jersey Regiment. Colonel David Forman, of one of the Additional Sixteen Continental...
I have the honor to acknowledge your the receipt of your letter of the third inst. and shall be happy to embrace any opportunity which may offer of rendering you a service consistently with the public interest. I know of no post at present to which I could recommend you, but should any occur you may rest assured I shall not fail to give you all the assistance in my power— With great consn ( Df...
[ August 4, 1786. On August 4, 1786, Hamilton wrote to John B. Church : “I have written to Messrs. Bell and Woodmass by this opportunity.” Letter not found. ]
I have received your letter of the twenty sixth of September, and feel every disposition to promote the views of the young gentleman whom you recommend—But there have been so many appointments from your quarter in the twelfth regiment, that have been —— that it will hardly consist with the principle of distribution to increase the number— With Consn &c ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y....
I have received your letter of the 24th. instant. The order to you to march to this place was given thro’ mistake—It was my intention that you should continue at Albany for the purpose of recruiting. ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
You will be pleased to procure three yokes of oxen for the use of the regiments at Green brook, and deliver them to the respective regimental Quarter Masters. With consideration I am, Sir ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
New York, March 2, 1786. Advises Cooper and Craig how to secure their interest in their portions of George Croghan’s Otsego Patent. ALS , anonymous donor. For the text of this letter and an explanation of the contents, see the discussion of the Otsego Patent of George Croghan in Goebel, Law Practice Julius Goebel, Jr., and Joseph H. Smith, eds., The Law Practice of Alexander Hamilton:...
The omission noticed in your letter of the fifth inst. you will find supplied by the enclosed copy of a letter from General Wilkinson— With great respect I am, Sir & & ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
[ Philadelphia, December 6, 1792. During an interview with Maria Reynolds on December 12, 1792, James Monroe and Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg saw in Mrs. Reynolds’s possession “two notes; one in the name of Alexander Hamilton, of the sixth of December.” Letter not found. ] “Reynolds Pamphlet,” August 31, 1797 . The statement by Monroe and Muhlenberg is printed as document No. III in the appendix...
I am very sorry to have to inform you, that the Comptroller of the Treasury departed this life yesterday. His loss is sincerely to be regretted as that of a good officer & an honorable & amiable man. With the most perfect   respect, I & ADf , Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford; LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Nicholas Eveleigh had been appointed the first comptroller...
Letter not found: from Alexander Hamilton, 10 July 1795. On 13 July, GW wrote Hamilton: “I have, in the regular course of the Posts, been duly favored with your letters of the 9th, accompanying your observations on the several articles of the treaty with Great Britain, and of the 10th supplimentary thereto.”
In answer to your note of this morning, just deliver’d me, I give it as my opinion that you have ten days exclusive of that on which the Bill was delivered to you, and sundays. Hence in the present case if it is returned on Friday at any time while Congress are setting, it will be in time. It might be a question, if returned after their adjournment on Friday. I have the honor to be   with...
Treasury Department, April 18, 1791. States that it is impossible at this time to give a definitive answer to the questions raised by Lincoln’s letter of March 18, 1791. L[S] , RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the Treasury, 1789–1818, Vol. 5, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to the...
[ New York, May 9, 1796. On May 10, 1796, Morris wrote to Hamilton : “Your letter dated April 9th. but which was written yesterday, I presume, came to hand this Morning.” [ Letter not found. ]
I transmit you the arrangement of relative rank which has been established for the fifteenth regiment. Mess. Rudberg and Barret have been heretofore recommended to you as Lieutenants. Colonel Hunnewell is anxious that they receive should receive Appointments. Oliver Emerson and George Blake are proposed by Coll. Hunnewell as Cadets in his regiment and I woul d recommend that the nomination be...
I have just received a letter from Col. Smith in which he requests a guard with an orderly sergeant from the garrison to attend the President of the Court Martial. You will take the necessary measurer for the purpose, and confer with Col. Smith ———— fix with Col. Smith the number of the guard, and comply with his request. With much respect I am, Sir &c: &c: ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas...
[ Philadelphia, June 2, 1792. On June 21, 1792, Randolph wrote to Hamilton and referred to “your communication of the 2d instant.” Letter not found. ]
Treasury Department, August 30, 1792. Requests Rawle’s opinion concerning Theodosius Fowler’s contract for supplying the Army. LS , Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Rawle was United States attorney for the District of Pennsylvania. With the exception of minor changes in wording, this letter is the same as the letter H sent to Richard Harison on this date.
I send for your information an extract from a letter of Major Walker on the subject of relative rank. It The thing seems to be a matter of some doubt whether there is to rest on the point whether there is a substantial distinction between the first and second Majors of regiments. The application of Major to pretensions of Major Walker rest upon this point, W— ( Df , in the handwriting of...
Treasury Department , January 2, 1795. This letter is essentially the same as that which Hamilton wrote to Edmund Randolph on the same date. Copy, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. On January 2, 1795, Pickering succeeded Henry Knox as Secretary of War ( Executive Journal , I Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate (Washington, 1828), I. , 168–69). For the differences between...
[ New York, May 10, 1800. The dealer’s catalogue description of this letter reads: “Care of the sick after disbanding of the army.” Letter not found. ] ALS , sold at American Art Association-Anderson Galleries, March 4, 1932, Lot 63.
The enclosed letter is from certain prisoners of war who have omitted to mention to me the place where they are confined. I presume they are naval prisoners. As the honor character of the U States is concerned in the affair which is the subject of the letter I send it to you that you may do in it the case whatever shall appear to you proper— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton...
I have the honor to inform you that I have fixed upon the last of January next as the day for the resignation of my office of Secretary of the Treasury. I make the communication now, that there may be time to mature such an arrangement as shall appear to you proper to meet the vacancy when it occurs. With perfect respect &c. LB , DLC:GW ; ADf , DLC : Alexander Hamilton Papers.
Mr Hamilton will with pleasure execute the command of the President by the time appointed and have the honor of waiting upon him. AL , CtY .
I have already written you by this Post. A further Question occurs. Would not a proclamation prohibitting our citizens from taking Comns. &c on either side be proper? Would it be well that it should include a declaration of Neutrality? If you think the measure prudent could you draft such a thing as you would deem proper? I wish much you could. Truly as Ever ALS , Columbia University Libraries.
You will direct Lieutenant Hook to join Captain Claiborne, and take his orders— W— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Enclosed are Proceedings of Courts Martial in the cases of Lt. Loring and Dwight—Also the Proceedings of a Court Martial held at Fort Jay on the twenty third of April, of which Captain Elliot Cochran was President, and Lieut. Hancock Judge Advocate— They have all been acted upon— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I again take the liberty of troubling you, to forward the inclosed letter to Colonel Parker— With great regard, I am Sir Yr. obedt. servt. ( LS , in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress; copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
[ Philadelphia, April 9, 1783. In a letter dated May, 1783, Lincoln wrote to Hamilton : “I have been honored with your letter of the 9th ultimo.” Letter not found. ] Lincoln was appointed Secretary at War on October 30, 1781 ( JCC Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 (Washington, 1904–1937; Reprinted, New York, 1968). , XXI, 1087). Printed in this volume.
New York, October 22, 1795. “In a letter by the last Post I mentioned that I should take the liberty to send you the papers for levying a fine Leonard Ganseevort against Gerrit Boon. They are now herewith sent….” AL , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Van Vechten was an Albany lawyer. Letter not found. See Sections I, III, and V of “An Act concerning Fines and Recoveries of Lands and...
[ Philadelphia ] April 24, 1794 . “The Secretary of the Treasury presents his Compliments to Mr Hodgdon and requests an answer to the note on the enclosed paper which is to be returned.” Copy, The Indiana Historical Society Library, Indianapolis. Hodgdon was Army storekeeper at Philadelphia.
A Capt Bruff of the first Regiment of Artillery will arrive here in a day or two on his way to Maryland, where as you are informed, he will be employed in Recruiting a Company. I request that for this purpose he may be furnished with money Cloathing Knapsacks Camp Kettles & Canteens— ( ADf , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
[ Philadelphia, June 14, 1794. On July 1, 1794, Jordan wrote to Hamilton and referred to “Your letter of the 14th of June.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, November 27, 1794. Letter listed in dealer’s catalogue. Letter not found. ] LS , sold by Anderson Galleries, New York City, April 16, 1914, Item 285.
[ Albany, September 29, 1782. On the back of the letter that Sands, Livingston and Company wrote to Hamilton on September 25, 1782 , Hamilton wrote: “Ansd. 29th.” Letter not found. ]
I have received your letter of February 25th. and have forwarded the certificate you requested to the Secretary of War with true consideration &c ( Df , in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
[ July 23, 1802. The description of this letter in the dealer’s catalogue reads: “enclosing a letter of introduction to ‘Mr. Lowel, Son of Judge Lowel deceased, who is a very respected member of the Essex Junto’ & mentioning a financial matter.” Letter not found. ] ALS , sold at Swann Auction Galleries, April 27, 1944, Lot 132. Letter not found. John Lowell, Jr., a Federalist lawyer from...
[ Philadelphia, November 26, 1791. Orders Huntington to “pay annually to the Surveyor of Stonington the Sum allowed by the Collection law.…” Letter not found. ] LS , sold at Swann Galleries, May 19, 1949, Lot 12. “An Act to provide more effectually for the collection of the duties imposed by law on goods, wares and merchandise imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of ships or...
[ New York, September 13, 1789. On September 19, 1789, Delany wrote to Hamilton : “I acknowledge the recpt of Yours … of the 13th Inst, one by the Post covering a Letter to the Comptrolle[r].” Letter not found. ] Delany was appointed collector of customs at Philadelphia on August 4, 1789.
[ West Point, July 26, 1779. ] Requests Heath to attend “a Council to be held at Head Quarters this afternoon.” ALS , Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston. On the same day, H wrote a similar, but slightly differently worded, letter to Brigadier General Anthony Wayne ( ALS , Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia).