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From Alexander Hamilton to Peter Gerard Stuyvesant, [26 June 1804]

To Peter Gerard Stuyvesant1

[New York, June 26, 1804]

Dr Sir

I should like to see you on the subject of a poor fellow Peter Dunken who says, you have been employed for him & appears unfortunate which is his title to my attention.2

Yrs. truly

A Hamilton

ALS, The Rutherford B. Hayes Library, Fremont, Ohio; copy, Columbia University Libraries.

1Stuyvesant was a New York City landowner.

2On February 17, 1841, Stuyvesant wrote to John Church Hamilton: “Near forty years ago I had charge of some trifling business for an illiterate man in the humble walks of life. In the simplicity of his nature, however, he called on your father & related his grievances, which occasioned the penning of the enclosed note. When it was delivered to me, I reproved the man for the freedom in which he had indulged, & undertook to convince him of the impropriety of troubling Genl. Hamilton with his concerns; his reply to me was, O no Sir he treated me very kindly” (ALS, Columbia University Libraries).

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