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Account with the State of New York, [30 July 1783–26 March 1784]

Account with the State of New York1

[Albany, July 30, 1783–March 26, 1784]

The State of New York,
To Alex. Hamilton, Dr.
1783
July 30 To my allowance as a delegate of Congress2 from the 25 of November 1782 to this day £496
at 5 dollars per day—248 days both days included. Days of travelling in going and coming, 14 days at ditto   28
524
Credit
By an order from Col. Udney Hay on Mr. Comfort Sands3 200.
 
Also from Col. Hay part of an order for 200 in favour of Mr. Floyed and myself4 60
Drafts on His Excellency the Governor for 200 460
64

Receipt
26th March 1784. Received the above Ballance of Sixty four pounds from his Excellency Gov. Clinton.

Alex Hamilton

ADS, from a typescript furnished by the New York State Library, Albany; LC, “Audited Accounts,” Vol. A, 38, New York State Library, Albany.

1H sent this bill to Governor George Clinton of New York on August 20, 1783. See H to Philip Van Rensselaer, August 20, 1783 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , III, 433–34).

2See H’s “Commission as Delegate to the Continental Congress,” October 25, 1782 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , III, 188–89).

3Udny Hay, who had been a lieutenant colonel in the Continental Army and deputy quartermaster general, was state agent for New York. His duties included serving as paymaster general of the state. Sands, a New York City merchant, had been auditor general of New York from 1776 to 1782. In 1783 he was the contractor for supplying Army officers in the district of West Point. For information concerning this transaction, see H to Clinton, January 12, 1783 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , III, 240–41).

4William Floyd, a signer of the Declaration of Independence from New York, was a member of the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1777 and from 1778 to 1783. For this account, see Clinton to H, December 29, 1782, note 1 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , III, 231). See also the account for Floyd in “Audited Accounts,” Vol. A, 37, New York State Library, Albany.

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