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I arrived here a few days back in a Ship (wth. Flax seed & Potash &c.) of which I am chief owner; my vessell is new Built, only last Summer at Hudson, and carrying a regular Register from New York State & the flag of the United States—She is called the Albany of 288 Tons Carpenters measure. One fourth owned by Mr. Joseph Waldo & the other 3/4ths. mine & my Brothers. I once had the pleasure to...
I came to this place last evening under an expectation of having the honor to pay you my respects in person, and of learning from you the day, & as nearly as possible, the hour in which you proposed to enter Elizabeth town in your journey to Philadelphia. Allow me sir, to request of you this information, in which not myself alone, but many others of my townsmen & fellow citizens feel an...
The Members of the society of Cincinnati of New Jersey this day convened at their annual meeting for the purposes of perpetuating their friendships, a& of commemorating together, the great events which gave Independence to the United States, do now beg leave, in common with our fellow citizens to address our Chief Magistrate for the purpose of expressing our entire satisfaction with his...
We have the honor to address you on the subject of the appointment to an office, created by an Act lately passed for the establishment of a general Stamp-office, & to recommend Mr. James Greenleaf for the same. As an accurate Accountant, no one can be better qualified to discharge the duties of this office, and as a man of probity, we have good reason to believe, & indeed have seen very...
Circumstances prevented my seeing a certain Gentleman. But I have reflected more fully on the subject of our conversation. I continue strongly inclined to the opinion that the Council ought to have canvassed prior to the day appointed for the Meeting of Congress upon the returns then before them, and that the subsequent canvass has been irregular and is void. But as to the second point—the...
In compliance with your request that I would commit to paper and transmit to you the reasons which I conceived would justify me in tendering military rights of land, so far as one seventh part of each payment stipulated to be made by Judge Symmes for his purchase between the Miami rivers, should extend, at the rate of an Acre for every Dollar to be paid, I have herein stated a few facts which...
[ June 3, 1790. On June 9, 1790, Hamilton wrote to Dayton : “I duly received your letter of the 3d. of June.” Letter not found. ]
I duly received your letter of the 3d. of June. I have written to Mr. Ludlow directing that either Mr. Martin or himself would come forward with the Map. On the subject of a certain office I can with truth assure you that no person can occur, who on the score of qualifications and merit, will appear to me better intitled than yourself; and that I shall take pleasure in mentioning you in this...
[ June 1, 1791. In a letter to Dayton on June 6, 1791, Hamilton referred to “your letter of the first instant.” Letter not found. ] Dayton, a New Jersey lawyer, had been a member of the New Jersey Council in 1789 and speaker of that state’s Assembly in 1790. He was associated with John Cleves Symmes in the Miami Purchase.
[ Philadelphia, June 6, 1791. “My determination on the subject mentioned in your letter of the first instant is still suspended on the answer of the Attorney General, which has not yet been given.” Letter not found. ] ALS , sold at Anderson Galleries, April 28, 1915, Lot 162. Letter not found. Text taken from extract of letter in Adrian H. Joline, Catalogue of Autographs and Portraits of...