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To Alexander Hamilton from Richard Riker, 18 August 1801

From Richard Riker1

New York, August 18, 1801. Encloses £100 as a retainer from Robert and Hamilton Stewart.2

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Riker was a New York City lawyer.

2The Stewarts were brokers with offices at 54 Maiden Lane in New York City.

This letter concerns the case of Robert and Hamilton Stewart v Martha Eden, Executrix, and Joseph and Medcef Eden, Executors of Medcef Eden, Sr., which dealt with the payment of a promissory note. For a discussion of this case, see Goebel, Law Practice description begins Julius Goebel, Jr., ed., The Law Practice of Alexander Hamilton: Documents and Commentary (New York and London, 1964–). description ends , II, 225–28.

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