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Alexandria, Virginia, October 24, 1786. Is detained at Alexandria. Asks Hamilton’s assistance in settling various financial affairs in New York City. ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
November 9, 1789. “Being informed that there are some offices under you and in your department which are not supplied with clerks, I take the liberty of addressing … to you in behalf of Mr. Samuel Beebee a citizen of New York and son in law of mine as a person I believe well qualified to be a clerk in some such place. He has been unfortunate in the sea trade during the war and since, and...
In Consequence of the polite Notice you were pleased to Afford my Application yesterday, I take the liberty to remind you that an Appointment to some Office in the Commissary’s department would be what I should wish, Any such to which you may suppose me Equal will be of Essential service to—sir Your Hble Servnt. ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). Acknowledges H’s letter of August...
Philadelphia, June 27, 1791. “In Obedience to the directions of the Governor, I have the honor to present to you, a Copy of the Laws of this Commonwealth, passed at the last Sessions of the General Assembly.” LC , Division of Public Records, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg.
Yorktown, Virginia, August 1, 1786. Has “of this date drawed on you at Ten days sight for … One Hundred pounds currency of New York in favour of Colo. John Jameson.” Requests Hamilton to pay this sum “out of the money arising from Harts Debt.” ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Malcolm Hart.
[ New York, June 26, 1801. The calendar of this letter reads: “Thanks &c dated at New York.” Letter not found. ] Sarah Livingston Alexander was the daughter of Philip Livingston, second lord of the manor, and the widow of William Alexander, self-styled Lord Stirling, a major general in the American Revolution who died in 1783. Philip Hamilton’s calendar of letters “… taken by my brother Alexr...
Richmond, December 15, 1790. Submit “an Estimate of the Expense of erecting a Light House on Cape Henry.” LS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives. This letter was enclosed in Beverley Randolph to H, December 16, 1790 . In his enclosing letter, Randolph described Collins, Quarrier, and Warren as “Mechanics of Character.”
Philadelphia, February 10, 1795. “I will thank you to reimburse the four thousand Dollars, which I lent you at Carlisle. I have inclosed a copy of your letter and Mr. Blaines receipt upon the subject.” ADf , Division of Public Records, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg. For background to this letter, see H to Dallas, October 9, 1794 ; H to Ephraim Blaine, October 9, 1794 .
Yours of yesterday inclosing an Order of the 15th. of June I have received, and shall comply with the directions therein contained relying on the justice of the Government for indemnification for the difference in expense that must unavoidably result to the Contractor. The papers accompanying the Order I herewith return to you—And am sir with Consideration & Respect your most obedt. Humbl....
[ Near Milford, Connecticut, November 4, 1778 . On November 8, 1778, Hamilton wrote to McDougall: “I have received your favor of the 4th.” Letter not found .]
Philadelphia, August 9, 1792. Transmits “a copy of the Laws of Pennsylvania, passed to the last Session of the General Assembly.” LC , Division of Public Records, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg; copy, Division of Public Records, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
At the time the Troops first Encamped at the Bronks River, it was the opinion of Colo. Smith a sufficient supply of Fuel could be obtained in that neighbourhood, and at a price as much lower than at New york as the expense of getting it to market—by experience we find it impossible to collect any considerable quantity of Wood from that quarter—and must depend on procuring it from the East, a...
I have the honor to transmit, for the perusal of the President, the original papers received by Mr Laing, from the County of Fayette, and a copy of the answer, which was sent by the Governors directions. ADf , Division of Public Records, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg; LC , Division of Public Records, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg. For...
Philadelphia, February 24, 1791. Forwards “copy of a letter from the Comptroller Genl. of Penna … respecting the final Certificates … paid over to this State by the agents for settling the Accts. of the Penna. line in the late Army.” ADfS , Division of Public Records, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg; LC , Division of Public Records, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum...
I have received from the Accountant of the War Department, instructions for my government, from which the following are extracts. “The several Contractors, besides rations including ardent spirits and vinegar, shall only provide & furnish quarters , transportation , forage , Fuel , straw and stationary, to recruiting parties, where there is no appropriate officer of the Quarter-master...
I take the liberty to address you by Captain John Laughton, a Gentleman who resides at Fort Sclosser, and who has Sailed for many Years, on the Lakes Ontario and Erie, the civilities and attentions he and his family—have paid to the Officers of this Garrison and their friends, will ever merit every possible return, Should it be the pleasure of the commanding Major General, or of our goverment,...
In compliance with the Resolution of the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, approved the 23d of September 1789, the Legislature of this Commonwealth passed a law, to provide for the custody of Prisoners, committed under the authority of the United States, in which the respective Gaolers were directed to transmit a Calender of such prisoners to the Executive, that order...
Basking Ridge [ New Jersey ] April 12, 1777. “… the time of Capt. James Scotts Company will expire the 14th.… I believe it will be best that I be furnished with His Excellency’s dismission of them by the day. I wrote to his Excellency … about the Appointment of Wilcocks. If he is approved of, I wish you would get both McWilliams & him in orders.…” ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress....
I have the honor to inform you of my Arrival at this place from Fort Niagara on Friday evening, I left the Garrison on Wednesday the 28th. August, No Officer but Lieutenant Visscher from Oswago, (with whom came the troops) had Arrived, contrary-winds on the lake, and the Waters remarkably low on the Oswago and Mohawk rivers, made our passage (in a private old boat) very fatigueing, the late...
The engagements of the Governor preventing his immediate attention to some of the details for the western expedition, permit me on his behalf to enquire whether it is understood to be within the Province of the State Executive to appoint a Surgeon General for the State of Pennsylvania. The object is of considerable importance; and I have requested Doctr. Dorsey, to do me the favor to wait on...
Philadelphia, November 16, 1797. “I have not till now been able to meet Mr. Field to make the necessary inquiries about the land Coll. Burr proposed transferring as a security for his debt to Mr Angerstien and I am sorry to say the result of a conversation I have had with him leaves little reason to hope that this property can be applied to the object in question or that it will afford any...
I take the Liberty of enclosing you an order of Mr Udney Hay to receive the Sum allowed to Mr. Simon Frazer of Quebec upon Mr Hay’s petition in his behalf which I learn is 400 Ds. and I will take kind your forwarding it to me as soon as possible, as an opportunity for Quebec offers in the course of the ensuing week, to which place I wish to Remit it. I have just rec’d a Letter dated 27 feby...
The bearer Serjt. Slaughter is anxious to quit the service in consequence of the repeated solicitations of his Friends in Virga. (who are very respectable.) They have remitted him a sum of money for the purpose of procuring a substitute, which he has done, the man that now accompanies him is the person—The above mentioned Mr Slaughter stands highly recommended at the War Office for a Cadetcy,...
Inclosed you will receive a Copy of the Agreement between the United States and the Contractor for this State—you will observe the Public the to furnish Stores wherein to deposit the Provision—if therefore I am at any expense in procuring store-rooms for provision at any of the posts where magazines may be Ordered, I shall expect to be reimbursed all such charges by the Government. I am sir...
I had the honor to write to you the 15th. Instant. As your Arrival may not be expected in this City as soon as was then Said to be, I take the liberty to enclose to you, a Copy of the Memorandums delivered to me by Major Rivardi, Touching the garrison of Fort Niagara. As they are many and various, I must beg to leave them to Operate with the pleasure of the Major General. My family, Arrived...
I have received the enclosed letter from Mr. Gallatine, one of the Members of the General Assembly, of this State, respecting the subject, on which we conversed some days ago; and I will esteem it a particular favour, if you will enable me to make an early answer to the questions which he proposes. I am, with the sincerest esteem and respect   Sir,   Your most obedt. serv Be pleased to return...
6 Oct. 1794 . Transmits for GW’s “perusal” documents received from Fayette County, Pa., and a copy of the governor’s reply to them. ADf , PHarH , Executive Correspondence, 1790–99; LB , PHarH , Executive Letterbooks. Dallas transmitted the enclosures sent with Albert Gallatin’s letter to Thomas Mifflin of 17 Sept. (and probably a copy of the letter itself) and a copy of Dallas’s letter to...
I do myself the Honour to inclose you herewith a bill of exchange payable to me as Governor of the State of North Carolina from Mr Daniel Carthy agent for Royal Flint Esquire in New york drawn upon that Gentleman for sixteen Hundred Spanish Milled Dollars being his first Bill dated 23d. of April 1790. The second and third of same Tenor & date in my possessetion and not yet forwarded but will...
Philadelphia, September 19, 1794. “The Governor directs me to inform you, that in compliance with the request, stated in your letter of the 18th. instant, he has given Orders for the discharge of Samuel Owner, a workman employed in the service of the United States, but drafted for the Western expedition.” LC , Division of Public Records, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission,...
I take the liberty of writing a line to you — favour of my son John G. Macwhorter, who has — ted the appointment of a lieutenancy in the — my. All dutiful children will be favorites of just and tender parents: Perhaps, yea, I know I have never have never exercised such a degree of intercessory application to the public for any of my children which others have been forward hav in, and some have...
Enclosed is the remaining part of the Instructions first given to the Officers superintending Hospitals when the[y] were sent off, which I forgot to give you last Evening, when I gave you the first part. The additional Instructions which I gave last evening are all copied off, ready to be sent to the Office⟨rs⟩ at the several Hospitals. Please to inform me, whether they are agreable to the...
[ London, January 19, 1799 . Letter not found. ] Letter listed in “Memorandum of Private Letters, &c., dates & persons, from 1796 to Augt 1802,” owned by Mr. James G. King, New York City.
[ Boston, August 22, 1793. On November 5, 1793, Hamilton wrote to Benjamin Lincoln : “I had prepared an answer to a letter from your Deputy of the 22d of August last.” Letter not found. ]
[ White Plains, New York ] September 1, 1778 . Requests Hamilton’s intercession to prevent Copp’s discharge from service. ALS , RG 93, Miscellaneous Records, National Archives. Copp was a captain of the First New York Regiment.
Agreeable to your request I will give you Some few remarks on my last expedition. Having had no particular directions from the Company of course no promise on my part of undertaking such a jaunt. I left the Grand portage about the usual time for Arabasca, but previously had obtained permission to remain the summer inland with no other view than of employing that time in discovery. The Cause of...
[ Philadelphia, August 30, 1790. On September 23, 1790, Hamilton wrote to Smith : “I duly received your letter of the 30th Ultimo.” Letter not found. ]
Enclos’d is a Return of the Recruits enlisted since last—Charles Laurance deserted from W Point May 7th 1796 deliver’d himself to Me on the Eastern shore Octr 2d 1799— I am with respect sir Your Obt. servt. ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing a return of Maryland recruits, September 2, 1799 ( DS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). A note on the cover reads: "Leave...
[ New York, March 22, 1792 . The calendar summary of this letter reads as follows: “Similar letter of appreciation.” Letter not found .] Letter listed in “Calendar Summary of Philip Church Schuyler and Alexander Hamilton Papers,” Personal Miscellaneous, Box 6, Schuyler, MS Division, New York Public Library. See Duer to H, March 21, 1792 .
[ Philadelphia ] January 21, 1793 . “By the President’s command T. Lear has the honor to return to the Secretary of the Treasury, three contracts made by the Collector of Washington in North Carolina for the stakeage of the shoals, sounds &c. in that State; which contracts are ratified by the President.” LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. See Tench Coxe to H, January 2, 1793 ,...
I enclose you a copy of a letter from Captain Gates dated Castle William Feby. 13th 1799 I have the honor to be with great respect your most Obd Hb St ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Lemuel Gates to McHenry, February 13, 1799 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On verso of the LS from James McHenry, H wrote a draft of his reply: "Wrote to Secy. The letter...
[ St. Croix, May 31, 1785. On June 22, 1785, Hamilton wrote to James Hamilton : “I have received your letter of the 31st of May last.” Letter not found. ] James Hamilton was H’s older brother. See H to James Hamilton, June 22, 1785, note 1 .
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, June 13, 1794. “In consequence of an application from Mr. Tench Francis I have the honor to request that a warrant may issue in his favor for twenty five thousand dollars.…” LC , RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the Procurement of Military, Naval, and Indian Supplies, National Archives. See Coxe to H, April 16 , May 6 ,...
I have at length agreed for the Supply of Rations throughout the state of Connecticut—the Contract with E House & Son will embrace any other place of Rendezvous than those already appointed—The one for Brooklyn will follow soon— I am very respectfully sir, your obedt Servant ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). H’s directions on the cover read: "Acknowlege Rect & note the name."
Providence, April 24, 1794. “The Act continuing the Embargo, and that passed the Second Instant, have come to hand. Is any Bond to be taken for a registered Vessel, bound from One District to another in the United States … in Ballast only? ” ADfS , Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence. See “Treasury Department Circular to the Collectors of the Customs,” April 18, 1794 .
Philadelphia, August 1, 1790. Expresses concern over delays in the approval of the contracts for repairs on the Cape Henlopen lighthouse and for the lighthouse keeper’s salary. ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives.
[ London, April 19, 1799. Letter not found. ] “List of Letters from … Mr. King” to H, Columbia University Libraries.
Providence, May 12, 1791. Encloses “weekly Return of Cash” and “Two Drafts of the Treasr.” Acknowledges receipt of a “Thermometer, forwarded by the Collr. of New York.” ADfS , Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence; copy, RG 56, Letters from the Collector at Providence, National Archives.
August 13, 1793. “I am informed (by a letter Just now received) of the death of Mr Ballard Surveyor of Baltimore, and am strongly Urged by some Respectable people there to apply for your Interest for a Mr Robert Walsh of that Place as his Successor …” ALS , RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters, 1790–1799, National Archives. FitzSimons was a Federalist member of the House of Representatives from...
[ October 6, 1792. On November 3, 1792, Tench Coxe wrote to Polk: “The Secretary of the Treasury has just sent to this office your letter to him of the 6th of October.” Letter not found. ] Polk was supervisor of the revenue for the District of North Carolina. LC , RG 58, Letters of Commissioner of Revenue, 1792–1793, National Archives.
[ Philadelphia, July 27, 1779. On July 29, 1779, Henry Laurens wrote to Hamilton : “In addition to the lines with which I troubled you with the day before yesterday.…” Letter not found. ]