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Mr. Charles Adams, my Second Son, the Bearer of this Letter, I beg leave to introduce to you.—He took his degree at our University of Cambridge this year, and is destined to the Study of the Law.—I wish to get him into some office in New York, and should give the Preference to you But there are two Contingencies, one possible the other probable in the Way. The first is that Congress may force...
I have received the Letter you did me the honor to write me this morning and as the Secretary of State accidentally fell in before I had opportunity to answer it, we agreed to propose a meeting at his House at two o’Clock on Monday next. If that time and place are agreable to you, and the Secretary at War, they will be particularly so to me, who have the honor to be with great regard, Sir your...
I do my self the honour to transmit to you my Accounts which remain unsettled, for the last two years and Eight months of my Administrations abroad in the service of the United States. I have left a Blank for my Salary. In my own opinion it is but Justice that it should be filled up with the sum of two thousand five hundred Pounds sterling a year, because this was the contract under which I...
I have received the Letter you did me the Honor to write me on the 24. of August: but not till the first of September: other wise it would have been answered sooner. Mr Phillip Church, your Nephew whom you recommend to be a Captain of Infantry I have had the Pleasure to see, both in New York and Philadelphia, and have been so well Satisfied with all I know of him as to be very willing to...
I have received your favour of the 22d. of August recommending Col Toussard to be Inspector of Artillery. I have no Reason to suspect that your entire Confidence in his Honor and Fidelity is misplaced.—But as his native Country is France and his Speech betrays his original, I am very Apprehensive that in a French War, neither the Army nor the People, would be without their Jealousies and...
I have received, last night, a Letter from His Excellency Governor Jay, inclosing a Copy of an Act of the Legislature of New York, for the further Defence of that State and for other Purpose. The Governor Observes that it appears to be the intention of that Act, that the Money appropriated in it, 150,000 dollars, shall be laid out only in the manner which the National Government will recognize...
I have received the Letter you did me the Honor to write me on the 20th and am glad to have had the opportunity of consenting to the Appointment of Officers who will do so much Credit in their Stations to the service as I believe Captain Church and Lieutenant Hamilton will do in theirs. I have recd from Hauteval a Packet of Addresses, one of which is inclosed. I dont think them of consequence...
Dr Daniel Parker of Norton introduced to me by General Cobb will have the Honour to deliver you this Letter. The Case of his Son is a very unfortunate one, and I beg Leave to introduce him to your kind offices. If the young Gentleman can be discharged with Propriety I am desirous it Should be done or if he has dispositions and qualifications for any thing better than the station of a common...
Inclosed is a Copy of a Letter, recd this morning from Col. Smith. I am at present at a loss to judge of it.—Will you be so kind without favour or affection, to give me, your candid opinion of it.—Whether his request can be granted in the whole or in part without injustice to other officers. And whether it is consistent with the military Ideas. I pray your Answer as soon as possible. I am, Sir...
The itinerant Life I have led has prevented me from Acknowledging the Receipt of your favour of May 24th., till this time. Your Sentiments are very Satisfactory to me, and will be duly attended to. I anticipate Criticism in every Thing which relates to Col. Smith. But Criticism, now criticised so long, I regard no more than “Great George a Birthday Song.”—Coll Smith Served through the War with...
Page 4. Mr. Adams is no doubt under great Obligations to Mr. Hamilton, for “not denying to him Patriotism, and Integrity and even Talents of a certain kind” It is to be Sure an awfull a calamity to Mr A. that the solidity of his understanding should have been brought into question, with Mr H. although it were upon gro false grounds were So false or or Spurious reports were So Spurious . The...
[ Jamaica, October 19, 1771 . On November 27, 1771, Hamilton wrote to Jacob Walton and John H. Cruger : “I have now the pleasure to acknowledge the receipt of your favour dated October the 19th.” Letter not found .] Sometime between 1766 and 1768, H began work as a clerk for the trading firm of Beekman and Cruger in Christiansted, St. Croix. The firm, dealing in both imports and exports,...
[ St. Eustatius, December 10, 1771 . On January 21, 1772, Hamilton wrote to Ashburner: “I received yours Dated Decemr. 10th.” Letter not found .]
[ New York , December 12 , 1771 . On January 10, 1772, Hamilton wrote to Cruger : “Your agreeable Letters of the 12 and 20th Ultimo were yesterday handed me.” Letter of December 12 not found .]
[ New York, December 20, 1771 . On January 10, 1772, Hamilton wrote to Cruger : “Your agreeable Letters of the 12 and 20th Ultimo were yesterday handed me.” Letter of December 20 not found .]
1059. Ann Ventons quittance ved Hammilton for 45 rdr. contant og et oxehoved sucker of 16de maij 1772. D , Christiansteds byfogedarkiv skifteprot: 1769–80, no. 50, fol. 324, receipt no. 1059, Rigsarkivet, Copenhagen. The translation reads as follows: “1059. Ann Venton’s quittance of the 16th of May 1772 with Hamilton for 45 rigs-dollars cash and a hogshead of sugar.” Ann Lytton Venton, the...
1060. Ann Ventons quittance of 23de maij 1772 rdr. for et oxehovet rum. D , Christiansteds byfogedarkiv skifteprot : 1769–80, no. 50, fol. 324–25, receipt no. 1060, Rigsarkivet, Copenhagen. The translation reads as follows: “1060. Ann Venton’s quittance of the 23 of May 1772 rigsdollar for a hogshead of rum.” For information concerning this receipt, see “Ann Lytton Venton’s Quittance with...
1045. Ann Ventons ordre paa capitain Lillie af 3die may 1773 i Alexander Hammiltons faveur for 15 oxehoveder sucker for Lyttons boe. D , Christiansteds byfogedarkiv skifteprot: 1769–80, no. 50, fol. 324–25, receipt no. 1045, Rigsarkivet, Copenhagen. The translation reads as follows: “1045. Ann Venton’s order of the 3rd of May 1773 on Captain Lillie for 15 hogshead of sugar from the Lytton...
965. Ann Lyttons quittance ved Alexander Hammilton for 50 rdr. betalt af capitain Lillie dend 26de maij 1773. D , Christiansteds byfogedarkiv skifteprot: 1769–80, no. 50, fol. 324–25, receipt no. 965, Rigsarkivet, Copenhagen. The translation reads as follows: “965. Ann Lytten quittance of the 26th of May 1773 with Alexander Hamilton for 50 rigsdollars paid by Captain Lillie.” For information...
994. Ann Ventons quittance til Hammilton, til Lillie, for Lyttons estate, for 25 rdr. af 3die junii 1773. D , Christiansteds byfogedarkiv skifteprot: 1769–80, no. 50, fol. 324–25, receipt no. 994, Rigsarkivet, Copenhagen. The translation reads as follows: “994. Ann Venton’s quittance of the 3rd of June 1773 to Hamilton, to Lillie, for 25 rigsdollars for the Lytton estate.” For information...
[ New York, April 2, 1776 . An entry in the Journals of the New York Provincial Congress under this date reads: “Ordered That Capt. Hamilton be directed to place and keep a proper guard of his company at the Records until, further order.” Letter not found .] Journals , I, 396. The records were those of the colony. Anticipating the possible capture of New York City by the British, the...
[ New York, May 31, 1776 . An entry in the Journals of the New York Provincial Congress under this date reads: “Ordered, that Capt. Alexander Hamilton, or any or either of his officers, be and they are hereby authorized to go on board any ship or vessel in this harbour, and take with them such guard as may be necessary, and that they make strict search for any men who may have deserted from...
[ Harlem Heights, New York ] September 29, 1776. In George Washington’s “Warrant Book No 2” an entry for this date reads “To Capn Hamilton for his Co Arty. Aug–774. 3/72 [dollars].” D , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[ Bucks County, Pennsylvania ] December 19, 1776. In George Washington’s “Warrant Book No. 2” an entry for this date reads:”To Capn Alexr Hamilton his pay for his Coy. Arty from 1st Sepr to 1 Decr—1562 [dollars].” D , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[ Morristown, New Jersey, January 20, 1777. A statement in George Washington’s letter to Lieutenant Colonel Robert Hanson Harrison of this date reads: “Be so good as to forward the Inclosed to Captn. Hamilton.” Letter not found. ] Before the Revolution, Harrison, who was a native of Maryland, was a lawyer in Alexandria, Virginia, where he met Washington and became his occasional legal adviser....
Captain Alexander Hamilton, of the New-York company of artillery, by applying to the printer of this paper, may hear of something to his advantage. The Pennsylvania Evening Post , January 25, 1777.
Alexander Hamilton Esquire is appointed Aide-De-Camp to the Commander in Chief; and is to be respected and obeyed as such. Facsimile, Hamilton, Intimate Life Allan McLane Hamilton, The Intimate Life of Alexander Hamilton (New York, 1910). , 37. H’s copy of the General Orders has not been found. Washington’s General Orders of March 1, 1777, are printed in GW John C. Fitzpatrick, ed., The...
We are to inform you that Robt. R Livingston is with us a Committee appointed by Convention to correspond with you at Head Quarters. You will give us Pleasure in the Information that his Excellency is recovered from the Illness which had seized him the Day before Messrs. Cuyler and Taylor left Head Quarters. Any Occurrences in the Army which may have happened you will please to communicate. In...
[ Kingston, New York, March 19, 1777. On March 22, 1777, Hamilton wrote to the Committee of Correspondence: “I had the pleasure of receiving yours of the 19th. instant.” Letter not found. ]
[ Morristown, New Jersey ] March 21, 1777. An entry in George Washington’s “Warrant Book No 2” reads: “To Captain Alexr Hamilton for 1 Months Pay of the N. York Artillery to Jany. 1st—420 9/72 [dollars].” Another entry for the same date reads: “To Ditto of Do. For 2 Months Pay to 1st March—766 22/72 [dollars].” D , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.