Alexander Hamilton Papers

Enclosure: Alexander Hamilton and Nicholas Low to Daniel Ludlow, 17 June 1803

Alexander Hamilton and Nicholas Low to Daniel Ludlow3

New York June 17th. 1803

Dr. Sir

It is now a considerable length of time since we became with you Trustees for the Creditors of Isaac Moses & Co and Samuel and Moses Meyers;4 and we feel anxious that the affairs of this trust should be finally closed. We therefore request that you will be good enough to communicate to us the present situation of this business and especially a statement of the funds, if any, which may remain in your hands unapplied, together with the obstacles, if any, which are in the way of a definitive settlement of the Trust. The full confidence we have in your punctuality and care assures us that the wish we have expressed can be speedily complied with.

With great esteem & regard   We are Dr Sir   Yr Obed servts

Daniel Ludlow Esq

3L, in H’s handwriting, The Sol Feinstone Collection, Library of the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia.

4Isaac Moses was an auctioneer and head of the firm of Isaac Moses and Company at 63 Wall Street, New York City. During the early seventeen-eighties Moses became involved in an international partnership with Marcus Elcan of Richmond, Virginia, and Samuel and Moses Myers of Amsterdam. Isaac Moses became a bankrupt in early 1785 (H to Jeremiah Wadsworth, April 7, 1785), and the dissolution of the firm was announced in a supplement to The New-York Journal, or the Weekly Register, June 23, 1785 (Wadsworth to H, April 3, 1785). For H’s earlier activities as a trustee for Moses, see H’s “Cash Book,” March 1, 1782–1791, under the entry entitled “Trustees of Isaac Moses.”

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