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I have the pleasure of your letter of the 27 of August, and thank you very much for the trouble you have taken. We could assure a compensation of 600 Dollars among twelve, and we would consent to an increase of the School to the number requisite to make up the 1000 in the same proportion of compensation—if we did not ourselves prefer to make the addition. This is all that can be now promised....
It has been stated to me by Messrs Oliver and Thomson that the Ship Eliza, N Stone Master, entered at Alexandria in November last, and proceeded up the River in Ballast to load at George Town, where the said Master had been obliged to pay Tonnage a second time. If the case is accurately stated, and the Master had paid Tonnage at Alexandria, as may be inferred from the entry said to have been...
Treasury Department, September 11, 1792. Encloses a letter “left at the office by Mr. Fraunces the Steward … of the President of the United States.” LS , from an anonymous donor. Samuel Fraunces, formerly the proprietor of Fraunces Tavern in New York City.
[ Philadelphia, September 18, 1792. Letter listed in dealer’s catalogue. Letter not found. ] LS , sold by John Heise, Syracuse, New York, 1914, Catalogue 101, Item 98. Campbell was a weaver in Philadelphia who was associated with the Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures. See “Contract with James and Shoemaker,” November 5, 1792 ( PAH Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander...
[ Philadelphia, September 18, 1792. The description of this letter in the dealer’s catalogue reads: “Complains humorously ‘of the badness of my memory’ and promises that “I shall (Deo volente) meet you & other friends at New Ark on the first Monday of October. I am glad to learn that King will be there.…’” Letter not found. ] ALS , sold by Carnegie Book Shop, New York City, 1971, Catalogue...
[ Philadelphia, September 22, 1792. Letter listed in dealer’s catalogue. Letter not found. ] DS , sold by Charles Hamilton Autographs, Inc., October 22, 1970, Item 136B.
[ Treasury Department, October 24, 1792. The dealer’s catalogue description of this letter reads: “To the President of the Bank of the U.S. extending for an additional thirty days credit on bill sold by the Bank on American Commissioners in Amsterdam ‘to such purchasers of bills as have deposited public securities.’” Letter not found. ] LS , sold by Carnegie Book Shop, New York City, 1948,...
Mr. Hamiltons Compliments to Mr. Chaloner requests to know who is the other joint Morgagee with Mr. Church of Mr. Holker’s land; and whether he is informed of proceedings having been begun for effecting a sale of the land upon the Mortgage. AL , Mr. James H. Welch, Canton, Ohio. For information concerning the contents of this letter, see H to Chaloner, June 11, 1793 ( PAH Harold C. Syrett,...
[ Treasury Department, November 5, 1792. “I have to request that you will advance to Messrs. William Young and George Dannaker the sum of two thousand dollars, on account of their contract with the public, for supplying the troops with clothing for the ensuing year. For this advance the contractors are to be charged in a temporary account, until arrangements shall be made to have the payment...
[ Philadelphia, November 9, 1792. On November 13, 1792, Fowler wrote to Hamilton and referred to “the receipt of your favour of the 9th. instant.” Letter not found. ] Fowler, a New York City speculator in securities and land, had also been a contractor for supplying the troops in the western territories. Printed in this volume.
I understand there is at present an unusual press for money, proceeding from certain mercantile speculations. As an accomodation in regard to notes in which the Government is interested may, in this state of things, be of peculiar convenience to the persons concerned, I shall have no objection if the bank will renew such notes for thirty days in all cases where it can be done with perfect...
It is indispensable that your Account as Quarter Master General should be render’d to the Treasury, up to the end of the present year as soon as possible—and thenceforth regularly after the expiration of every Quarter. It is expected that this Arrangement will be strictly observ’d, it being essentially requisite that any future advances must of necessity be regulated by the issue. I am Sir,...
[ Treasury Department, December 20, 1792. “A warrant has been issued this day on the Treasurer in your favor as attorney for James O’Hara Quarter Master General of the Army of the United States … to be applied … to … discharging sundry bills.…” Letter not found. ] LS , sold by Kenneth W. Rendell, Kingston Galleries, Inc., Somerville, Massachusetts, 1969, Catalogue 37, Item 70. Hodgdon was...
I duly received your letter of the 24th of October. An extreme press of business has prevented me, hitherto, from making a Report on your petition; but you may rely upon the promise which I now make you, that one will be very shortly made. I am, Sir, with consideration, Your Obedt Servant LS , Ontario County Historical Society, Canandaigua, New York. Letter not found. See Sargent to H, October...
[ Philadelphia, January 8, 1793. Letter listed in dealer’s catalogue. Letter not found. ] LS , sold by Carnegie Book Shop, New York City, 1938, Catalogue 66, Item 664.
[ Philadelphia, January 10, 1793. Letter listed in dealer’s catalogue. Letter not found. ] LS , sold by George H. Richmond, New York City, 1906, “Autograph Letters, Manuscripts …,” Item 185.
[ Philadelphia, February 28, 1793. “… The issue is contrary to expectation and is matter of regret. The best, however, must be made of circumstances. The object of your mission being at an end, I am to request that … you will return to this place.” Letter not found. ] The Collector: A Magazine for Autograph and Historical Collectors , LXIV, No. 3 (June, 1951), 128, Item W990. Hull, a native of...
I find that my letter of the 23d ultimo, (which was written in haste,) proposing an arrangement for the accomodation of merchants who are indebted to the custom-house, does not correctly express the idea which was contemplated. I therefore request that the following mode may be pursued: The directors are to judge of the safety of the notes which may be presented for discount for the respective...
I called at your Quarters a while ago to ask you to take with two or three friends a family Dinner with me to day. A word in answer by the bearer will oblige. Yrs Will you tell Mr. Frelinghuyssen that if he will be of the party I shall esteem it a favour. ALS , anonymous donor. Frederick Frelinghuysen, a lawyer and a member of the Continental Congress in 1778 and 1782, was a United States...
If you have any Treasurer’s Drafts on the Bank of Providence I request they may not be disposed of till you hear further from me and shall be glad to know their amount. With consideration & esteem I am Sir   Your obedient servant ALS , New-York Historical Society, New York City. See H to John Brown, April 5, 1793 ( PAH Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and...
I send you 800 Dollars in Bank bills & my note for 1500 to be presented to the Bank. You may either send it yourself or I will as you think best. Yrs. ALS , Papers of Tench Coxe in the Coxe Family Papers at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. For an explanation of the contents of this letter, see the introductory note to Coxe to H, February 13, 1795 ( PAH Harold C. Syrett,...
Your letter of the 5th of February was duly received. It is my wish that the journals of the Revenue Cutters be regularly transmitted to me. I am, with consideration,   Sir,   Your Obed Servant LS , Stone Autograph Collection, Library of Congress. When PAH Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). , XIV, was published, Whipple’s letter to H,...
Mr. Hamilton presents his Compliments to Mr. Hodgsdon. He has signed a warrant in favour of the Qr. M. Generals Departt. for 40000 Dollars —to be forwarded to him in Post Notes of the Bank of the UStates. If Mr. Hodgsdon has not received the warrant he will do well to call for it as time presses. AL , The Sol Feinstone Collection, Library of the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia....
with 1500 drs. in lieue of the Note for 1500 Drs. in Mr. H.s last letter—I having retd. that Note to him to procure Discot. (see Letter B) AD , Papers of Tench Coxe in the Coxe Family Papers at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. For an explanation of the contents of this letter, see the introductory note to Coxe to H, February 13, 1795 ( PAH Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers...
You will find enclosed the copy of a proclamation lately issued by the President of the United States, respecting the war at present existing between certain Powers of Europe therein named. The preservation of the peace of the country is so very important to its interests, and that must depend so materially upon the conformity of the conduct of our citizens to the spirit which is manifested by...
A   Perhaps the Secretary of State, revising the expression of this member of the sentence, will find terms to express his idea still more clearly and may avoid the use of a word of doubtful propriety “Contraventions” B   “but be attentive” C   “mere” to be omitted D   Considering that this Letter will probably become a matter of publicity to the world is it necessary to be so strong? Would...
Above is a Check for five hundred Dollars. Tomorrow I will make an arrangement for 1000 more. I did not receive your Note till this moment Quarter past two. Yrs. ALS , Papers of Tench Coxe in the Coxe Family Papers at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. For an explanation of the contents of this letter, see the introductory note to Coxe to H, February 13, 1795 ( PAH Harold C....
[ Philadelphia, May 18, 1793. “For a Journey from Newburyport to Wiscasset & back performed this month at the request of The honorable A Hamilton Secretary of the Treasury signified by his letter of May 18th. 1793 to J Jackson.” Letter not found. ] For background to this letter, see H to George Thacher, May 18, 1793 ( PAH Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and...
[ Philadelphia, May 25, 1793. Letter listed in dealer’s catalogue. Letter not found. ] ALS , sold by S. G. Hubbard Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 15, 1864, Item 239. Cochran was commissioner of loans for New York.
I send you a check for 700 Dollars another for 200. To day I am to pay off the note for 1500 which you endorsed for me & I do not know exactly how I stand in Bank. I believe however there will be enough left to pay both checks—tomorrow the proceeds of the enclosed which I request you to endorse & send in for discount will give you the remainder & leave a sum at my disposal for another purpose....
Inclosed is my Note for 600 Dollars. I will thank to you the needful as to discount. Yrs. ALS , Papers of Tench Coxe in the Coxe Family Papers at the Pennsylvania Historical Society, Philadelphia. At the bottom of this letter Coxe wrote: “recd. June 14, 1793 with a Note in blank made of the same date, for 600 Drs. “20th. It was Discod. the sum of 300 Drs. lent by me retained & the remdr....
Your letters of the 15 & 18 of June have been received. The ideas you express in the former appear to me just. But I hope to God you have been able to find the means of instituting prosecutions before this, against the Offenders. The ferment you mention to have been excited is an additional reason for it. Tis indispensable in such cases to take a decided and imposing tone. If there are...
to Angelica & yourself. Adieu My Dear Sir P. S. The deed for the land is in your name—and in case you decline you will have to reconvey or to convey to the son . July 6th. I send you a duplicate of the bill. ALS (fragment), Columbia University Libraries. For an explanation of the contents of the postscript to this letter, see the introductory note to Robert Morris to H, June 7, 1795, notes 3...
[ Philadelphia, July 8, 1793. Letter listed in dealer’s catalogue. Letter not found. ] ALS , sold by Stan V. Henkels, Jr., May 8, 1895, Item 26. This letter was presumably written either to Benjamin Brown, a soldier in H’s battalion during the American Revolution (“A List of officers and Mens Names who have Recd. one months pay in Colo Hamiltons Battln sept 7th 1781”) or to Benjamin Brown, a...
Treasury Department, August 13, 1793. “I have directed the Treasurer of the United States, to furnish you with a draught on the Office of Discount & Deposit at New-York, for Seven Thousand Nine Hundred and Eighty five Dollars; for the purpose of enabling you … to discharge a half years pension which will become due to the Invalids of the United States on the 5th of the ensuing month.” LS ,...
[ Treasury Department, August 14, 1793. “… Every thing with regard to Mr. Beaumarchais’ accounts is as far advanced as circumstances now permit.…” Letter not found. ] LS , sold by Charles Hamilton Autographs, Inc., April 23, 1970, Item 96. For information concerning the contents of this letter, see Pierre August Caron de Beaumarchais to H, October 29, 1796 ( PAH Harold C. Syrett, ed., The...
Shortly after I came into Office I remember your having told me that Glauback (whom you represented as a worthless and ungrateful fellow) was indebted to General Greenes estate, I think for money lent him, and that it was your intention to endeavour to effect a purchase of his public claim; allowing him some part of it for his immediate necessities and letting the residue be an indemnification...
[ Philadelphia, November 20, 1793. Letter listed in dealer’s catalogue. Letter not found. ] ALS , sold by Dodd & Livingston, New York City, April, 1912, Catalogue 7.
[ Treasury Department, December 5, 1793. “I have to request that you will retain in your hands a sufficient sum of the monies arising from the duties on imports … for the purpose of discharging the allowances to fishing vessels which will become due in your district … and which are to be paid agreeably to the instructions heretofore given for that purpose. If the funds accruing in your office...
[ Philadelphia, December 26, 1793. On July 16, 1798, Brent wrote to Hamilton and referred to “a letter which I had the Honor of receiving from you, dated the 26th of December 1793.” Letter not found. ] Brent was a clerk in the office of the Secretary of the Treasury until January 5, 1794. See Brent to H, December 27, 1793 ; January 27, 1794 ( PAH Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander...
[ Treasury Department, 1793. The description of this letter reads: “Discharging the interest on certain stocks.” Letter not found. ] Luther S. Livingston, ed., American Book-Prices Current (New York, 1906), 717. See “Report on an Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of the United States for the Year 1793,” December 26, 1793 ( PAH Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New...
My whole supply of Cash having been exhausted in the advance on account of Mr. Church—if you can spare it for some days I will thank you for 300 dollars of the proceeds of the Note by way of loan till I can make some further arrangements. Yrs Are not some of the British West Indies open to our vessels at this time? Which of them ALS , Papers of Tench Coxe in the Coxe Family Papers at the...
[ Philadelphia, January 23, 1794. “The Collector of New York informed me … that the papers concerning the Brigantine Enterprize requested by you had been forwarded by the district attorney of New York, I doubt not these documents are now in your possession.” Letter not found. ] LS , sold by Kenneth W. Rendell, Kingston Galleries, Inc., Somerville, Massachusetts, 1969, Catalogue 42, Item 67....
[ Philadelphia, April 9, 1794. Letter not found. ] “List of Letters from General Hamilton to General Washington,” Columbia University Libraries.
[ Philadelphia, April 19, 1794. The dealer’s catalogue description reads: “Requests further particulars regarding the clerks discharged from his office. ‘… whether the services performed were in 1793 or 1794.…’” Letter not found. ] AL , Carnegie Book Shop, New York City, Catalogue 335, Item 204. Moylan was commissioner of loans for Pennsylvania. See Moylan to H, April 14 , 19, 1794 ( PAH...
[ Philadelphia, April 27, 1794. Letter not found. ] “List of Letters from General Hamilton to General Washington,” Columbia University Libraries.
[ Philadelphia, May 21, 1794. Letter not found. ] “List of Letters from General Hamilton to General Washington,” Columbia University Libraries.
It was quite impossible for me to have reported upon your Petition at the last session without giving just dissatisfaction to many others nor whatever may have been my Report, could it have been of any use to you from the extreme pressure of business in the House. You may rely (my health being preserved) on a report at the beginning of the next session. With esteem & regard I am   Dr Sir  ...
There was a Mr. Newton who appeared as President or Secretary of the Democratic Society at Norfolk. Who is he? Had he any connection with the Gentleman of that name lately an Inspector? I will thank you to make inquiry & let me know. AL , Papers of Tench Coxe in the Coxe Family Papers at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Thomas Newton, Jr., was inspector of the revenue for...
[ Philadelphia, August 25, 1794. The description of this letter in the dealer’s catalogue reads: “Regarding damage done to his house by heavy rains and the need to repair the trouble.” Letter not found. ] The Collector: A Magazine for Autograph and Historical Collectors , LVI, No. 2 (December, 1942), 28, Item 4866. Nicholson, a native of Wales and a resident of Philadelphia, was the most...