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To Alexander Hamilton from Nicholas Evertson, 12 January 1802

From Nicholas Evertson1

New York, January 12, 1802. “The within case2 is considered … as noticed for the next Term.… As no order has been obtained to stay proceedings in the cause… would it not be prudent to procure one? …”3

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Evertson was a New York City attorney.

2The enclosure was Richard S. Hallett v William Burrell, William Houstoun, Paul Skidmore, and Gamaliel Skidmore, in which Evertson and H acted as counsel for the defendants. Hallett was suing to recover the cost of a quantity of salt from Paul Skidmore, who was bankrupt. On December 9, 1801, the jury found for the plaintiff and awarded him damages and cost (MS Minutes, New York Circuit Court, 1801–1805 [Hall of Records, New York City]). H evidently obtained a rule to stay proceedings, because on July 31, 1802, the attorney for the plaintiff made a motion in the New York Supreme Court that the stay be vacated and that the plaintiff have judgment (MS Minutes, New York Supreme Court, 1801–1805 [Hall of Records, New York City]).

3H was in Albany attending the New York Court of Errors. See Philip Schuyler to H, January 2, 1802, note 3.

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