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[ Philadelphia, August 20, 1791. “Received Philadelphia Aug. 20, 1791 of Alexander Hamilton, one hundred dollars towards providing the use of Society for the establishment of Manufactures in the State of New Jersey certain machines & models of Machines to be delivered to the said Alexander Hamilton.” Receipt not found. ] AD , sold by Stan V. Henkels, Jr., May 15, 1931, Lot 23. On December 7,...
Received Philadelphia Sep 7. 1791 of Alexander Hamilton, Fifty Dollars towards providing Machines for a Cotton Manufactory. D , in writing of H and signed by Pearce, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. For a list of these machines, see “Receipt from William Pearce,” August 20, 1791, note 2 .
Received of Alexander Hamilton, Fifty Dollars, towards procuring Machines for a Cotton Manufactory. DS , in handwriting of H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. For a “list of Mr Willm Pearce’s Machines,” see “Receipt from William Pearce,” August 20, 1791, note 2 .
Received Philadelphia November 10. 1791 of Alexander Hamilton One hundred and fifty Dollars on account of Machines. D , in writing of H and signed by Pearce, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. For “A List of Mr Willm Pearce’s Machines,” see “Receipt from William Pearce,” August 20, 1791, note 2 .
[ Philadelphia ] November 18, 1791 . “Received November 18. 1791 of Alexander Hamilton Fifty Dollars on account of Machines for a Cotton Manufactory.” D , in the handwriting of H and signed by Pearce, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. For “A list of Mr Willm Pearce’s Machines,” see “Receipt from William Pearce,” August 20, 1791, note 2 .
The newspapers tell us you have invented a machine by which 700. ℔ of cotton a day can be cleaned of it’s seed. Knowing that this operation has been one of our greatest difficulties in the course of our houshold manufacture in Virginia, I feel much interest in this discovery. The purpose of this letter is merely to ask of you whether the newspaper information be true. Because if it be, I shall...
I intended to have written to you somewhat sooner, but business of a public nature & pressing, prevented it until now. Although I have conviction in my own mind, that a hundred guineas pr annum is more than my Mount Vernon Estate will enable me to give the Superintendent of it; yet, the satisfaction (when one is at a considerable distance from property they possess, under circumstances which...
Enclosed is a copy of our agreement with my Signature to it. Since you were here, Mrs Washington the Widow of my Nephew, who formerly lived at this place, has resolved as soon as we leave it, to remove to her Brother’s in the lower part of this State, and will not I believe, return to reside at it again. This will make it more convenient and agreeable, both for yourself and me, that you should...
Your letter of the 19th came duly to hand. Tomorrow I leave this for Philadelpa or the vicinity of it; where, when you have occasion to write to me, direct your letters. As you seemed to be in doubt whether a proper character could be engaged in the part of the Country you live in, to look after my Negro Carpenters; and (having much work to do in their way, & not being willing to leave matters...
On my way to this place (about the last of Octr) I lodged a letter for you in the Post Office at Baltimore, which I hope got safe to your hands, although I have not heard from you since. I shall begin, now, to throw upon Paper such general thoughts, and directions, as may be necessary for your government when you get to Mount Vernon; and for fear of accidents, if transmitted to you thro’ any...