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On the 27 & 28th of last month I took the liberty of writing you an official and private Letter, the former enclosing the accounts respecting the dispatching Mr. Jay, and the latter more particularly requesting the Character of a William Acres who says he formerly lived with you. I am ashamed and chagrined to trespass upon your time which I know to be so fully occupied with affairs of the...
By the post in an official Letter I forward to you the accounts respecting Mr. Jays embarkation, in which I hope I have acquitted myself to your Satisfaction. I must trespass upon your time to beg the favour you will inform me any day this week—The Character of a William Acres, who informs me he lived with you as a Steward or in some place of trust—he is recommended for the place of Porter to...
[ New York, May 27, 1794. On June 16, 1794, Seton wrote to Hamilton : “On the 27 & 28th of last month I took the liberty of writing you an official and private Letter.” Letter of May 27 not found. ]
I have been much chagrined at the delay in forwarding you the required papers, but when so many are concerned, it is difficult to go on very fast, tho I do assure you I got them finished as quick as I possibly could. The President forwards them on to you this day, and I trust they will be satisfactory, tho it mortifies me, that they should be always giving you so much vexation and trouble. I...
Late last night I received your favour of the 5th. with the enclosure for Mr. Verplanck, which I have sent him. You may rest assured the most immediate attention shall be paid to what you wish, and the Statements forwarded to you as soon as possible, tho it will take some time as we have to go thro’ so many Ledgers, however not a moment shall be lost, and the Interrogetarys can & will be...
The enclosed I have just received from Mr. Church with a very polite Letter to myself. He did not then know of the purchases I had made for him, but I am sure they will be satisfactory—the price of Shares still ⟨con⟩tinues at 13 to 13½ ⅌ Cent & Exchange about 5 ⅌ Cent. ⟨I hope to⟩day or tomorrow to receive a few lines from you ⟨on the su⟩bject. I am with the greatest esteem & respect   Dear...
Not wishing to infringe upon one moment of your time during the arduous & busy scene you have been engaged in, I have till now delayed my communications respecting my operations for Mr. Church. On the 17th of December I purchased for him 9 Shares of U S. Bank Stock @ 13 ⅌ Cent and 12 Shares at 13½ ⅌ Cent—on the 20th of that month I further purchased 5 Shares @ 13 ⅌ Cent & 5 Shares at 13¼ ⅌...
I took the liberty of writing you a few lines by my friend Mr. Maitland—who this day informs me of your exceeding kind & polite attention to him for which I beg you to accept my most gratefull thanks. This day United States Bank Shares began to decline & I presume in a day or two I shall be able to purchase for Mr. Church under your Limits of 15 ⅌ cent—but it strikes me that as this Stock has...
The Bearer Mr. David Maitland is a partner in my House of Commerce & my particular friend he solicits the honour of being known to you, and I trust you will excuse the liberty I take in introducing him. Mr. Maitland wishes to become a Citizen of America & I have heard that there is a shorter way of getting at this benefit, than an absolute residence of two years in the Country, if such exists...
It is a long while since I have had the pleasure to hear from you, and nothing has occured here worth attention. The Custom House refusing to take our Bank Notes I concluded to be the natural consequence of the establishment of the Bank of the United States —it rather militates against us in our Exchanges with the Branch, as we are obliged to pay out their Notes to our Dealers who have Duties...
I did not answer your Letter of the 29th. till I should see Mr. Verplanck, which I did just as I receivd your further Letter of the 1st. He says in a few days he will pay the money on your account, as soon as some error in the Deed &c which had been returned was corrected. Your draft for 500 has not appeared but shall be punctually honored. Enclosed is a Sketch of your account with the Bank,...
Permit me My dear sir among the great number of your friends who rejoice at the Triumph you have gained to assure you that no one more sincerely feels the pleasure than myself; I never doubted the result, but the infamous manner of the attack gave us all uneasiness & particularly from its being so near the close of the Sessions. I hope your Health has not suffered from the confined close...
It is a long while since I have had the pleasure of a confidential intercourse with you. I forwarded all the Copies of the Letters that past between us upon the subject of the purchase of Stocks; since which I received a few lines from you covering a letter to forward by the last Packet, but no dispatches for the Minister: my friend in London writes me that the first Pacquet had come to hand...
Agreably to your desire I now enclose Copies of all the Letters I received from you respecting the purchase of Public Debt. I hope no disagreable event has occurred to cause a review of what was so eminently beneficial to the Community at large. The present high rate of Exchange & the over great Importations from Europe, I fear will soon begin to drain the Banks of Specie—unless the price of...
Your last Letters were delivered to me just at the Moment of severe affliction. I have not been able to look over them till now which I know your feeling Heart will excuse and lament with me the occasion. The Letter for St. Vincents was forwarded by a Vessell that sailed on Sunday. I could not find any Person that knew Mr. Donald. My Son made particular enquirys from the Merchants here...
Shortly after I received your kind Letter of the 25th: I found by a Letter from your department you was gone to make a tour in Jersey therefore delayed answering it. You will observe by the annexed Return that the Collector has begun to comply with your kind orders —& it will be a very pleasant Circumstance that he continues to do so—for the Branch is certainly now getting on very fast, & I...
I am honoured with a letter from your Department of the 1st, inst. respecting the payments that have been made thro’ this Institution by your desire to Messrs. Beach & Canfield —the only sums paid to them were 4350 Dollars on the 29th May & 3630 92/100 on the 29th. June Agreeably to your desire no further payments shall be made to them till I receive your special Direction. I have the honour...
I would not give an earlier reply to your favour of the 17th. till I should have seen the Partys you mention. I have had an interview with Mr. Greene & Mr. Pollock, and the latter I think has with great readiness & propriety met your wishes on the subject. (I say wishes because I offered neither interferance or even recommendation on your part). He has consented to stay suit against Mr. Greene...
I have made a long delay in answering your favours of the 12th & 19th. owing to not being able to meet with Col. Walker to settle the Bill for 300 Dollars. He has just sent me word that he will call up & pay it tomorrow. The amount will then be past to your Credit in Bank. I shall watch a favorable opportunity for the disposal of your Stock —at present it does not go beyond 27 or 28 ⅌ Cent...
I now enclose you the Bond of Baron Steuben which I took up from Mr. Cutting with his receipt for £506.13 which I paid him. I wished him to be more particular in the receipt, but he said you had already been informed of all the items that composed the Sum. Bank Stock still keeps from 26 to 28 ⅌ Cent and therefore have not sold yours, as I am convinced it must rise, at least it ought to rise if...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letters of the 24th & 30th. May agreably to the request contained in the former Messrs. Beach & Canfield of Newark have been paid the sum of four thousand three hundred and fifty Dollars, for which you have their receipt enclosed. The further payments shall be made to them as you desire upon the Certificates of Mr. Melancton Smith for the...
I am honourd with your Letter of the 24th. & have informed Messrs. Beach & Canfield, that I will pay them the sum of 4350 Dollars upon their producing the receipt of Melancton Smith Esq. for 5299 pair of Shoes—their receipt shall be worded as you direct. I have now the honor to enclose the necessary Certificates for transferring the Stock I purchased as Agent for the United States from the...
Your kind letter of the 23d, I did not receive till after the last post for the week was gone out; I have seen Mr. Cutting and informed him I was ready to pay the judgement against the Baron. He said he would make out the Account & call upon me. The amount will be upwards of £500. As our Bank Stock is now only at 28 ⅌ Cent premium I think it will be better to have the Note of 1200 Dollars you...
[ New York, May 7, 1792. On May 10, 1792, Hamilton wrote to Seton : “I received your letter of the 7th instant.” Letter not found. ]
Before I received your official Letter of the 25th. extending a Credit to the Commissioner of Loans for 30 M Dollars, Dr. Cochran had called upon me and mentioned how disagreably he was situated from an error his Clerks had made in the former requisition to you—he said he had sent on one of his Young Men to you, and hoped in the Meanwhile his Checks would be paid, should he be obliged to over...
I received your Letter by the Express on fryday Morning, previous to which I had been relieving a few by purchases of Stock upon the Strength of the second extention of fifty thousand Dollars At Noon I went into the Market, but the applications were so numerous & so vastly beyond my expectation, I found it necessary to declare I could take but very small sums from each. However notwithstanding...
I find upon enquiry from those who are most conversant in the nature and extent of the Stock Contracts, that Monday the 15th of this month is the day which will probably produce the greatest distress, of course the day on which relief will be the most essential. What is called here the Company, of which Mr Macomb is the ostensible person, have on that day to take Stock or pay differences on...
[ New York, April 10, 1792. On April 12, 1792, Hamilton wrote to Seton : “I have your letters of the 10th & 11th.” Letter of April 10 not found. ]
I did not answer your kind favour of the 4th. this morning as I wished to take in the occurrences of this day, in hopes something better would take place in the State of Credit from the arrival of the East India Ships and other large and valuable property but I am sorry to say it has not had the wished for effect, and every thing still is going down Hill. The extent of the evil, or the amount...
I had the pleasure to receive your kind Letter of yesterday, this day at 10 o’Clock. We have no public Sales of Stocks now in the Evenings—therefore I can not go into the Market till tomorrow, and altho the sum is small, yet be assured it will be a relief. The Collector has furnished the List of Names of those who have duties to pay between this and the first of May, and our Directors have...