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New York, October 16, 1790. “Were there any other way, or were it possible to clear myself of my present embarrassment without your aid, I would not give you this trouble. One hundred dollars would pay all my existing debts; but where to obtain them, I know not. My having been sued and harassed since I arrived in this City have caused great anxiety to my mind, and called my attention from...
[ February 5, 1791. On January 23, 1792, Sherman wrote to Hamilton : “… subsequent to my letter of 5th of February last.…” Letter not found. ] Sherman was the son of Roger Sherman of Connecticut. In 1787 and 1788 he was employed as one of the surveyors of the Northwest Territory, and he subsequently held a minor position in the Treasury.
I shall not take up your time by assigning particular reasons for my defering paying you the balance due on the money which you lent me in New York; but shall just observe generally, that some circumstances which occurred subsequent to my letter of the 5th of February last that, I did not, neither could I then foresee, rendered a new loan, or a delay of payment indispensibly necessary. I have...
New York, July 2, 1795. “The land which I have discovered in this city that belonged to Richard Ashfield deceased, under whom we claim by descent, is situated on the south side of liberty street, between Nassau street & Broadway, adjoining west on the lot of Doctor Moore’s. On one of these lots is a painters shop and house; and on the other a blacksmiths shop belonging to Mr. Cliland. This...
New York, September 5, 1796. “I have defered troubling you with a detail relative to the property which Mrs Sherman (my wife) claims in this city.… I am fully satisfied, in my own mind, that Mrs Sherman (my wife) has a clear title to a lot in this city, situate in Liberty Street, between Nassau Street and Broadway, primarily derived from Richard Ashfield deceased, who was her grandfather.…...
New York, September 7, 1796. “I have not been able to get money to pay my rent for the quarter which became due on the first day of august last, amounting to thirteen pounds fifteen shillings, and the Landlord is extreamly pressing for the money, I have therefore no other alternative than to refer him to you for the money.…” ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Under the date of...