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The following is the address which the Marquis thinks will best answer the purpose—The Right Honorable The Marquis de la Fayette, Marechal de camp of the armies of His Most Christian Majesty and Major General in the Service of the United States. ALS , sold at the Parke-Bernet Galleries, January 20, 1947, Lot 346. Varick was at this time aide-de-camp to Benedict Arnold at West Point. Varick’s...
I have received several letters from you to Harrison and myself: the requisitions of which I believe have been mostly complied with. It is impossible for me to ascertain what papers have been forwarded and what remain to be forwarded, as Harrison transacted the matter before he went away and left no minute. If you will let me know particularly what are deficient I will with pleasure forward...
[ New York ] July 23, 1784 . “Mr. Laurance & myself who have been retained by Mr. R. Smith being about to leave Town, I have recommended Mr. Smith to you in our absence.” ALS , Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas. Varick was recorder for New York City. John Laurance, a New York lawyer.
Mr. Hamiltons Compliments to the Recorder and to Doctor Bailey —is very sorry that he can’t have the pleasure of meeting them this Evening as the weather is bad and he is a good deal indisposed. AL , New-York Historical Society, New York City. Varick was the recorder of New York City. Dr. Richard Bailey (Bayley), a native of Connecticut, had studied medicine in New York City and later in...
[ New York, January 13, 1785. Letter listed in dealer’s catalogue Letter not found. ] ALS , sold by Patrick Madigan, New York City, 1914, New Series 2.
[ New York ] July 28, 1785 . Asks Varick to suggest names for a commission to examine witnesses in a case pending between John Wardrop and Alexander Macauley Macaulay . ALS , Estelle Doheny Collection in the Edward L. Doheny Memorial Library at St. John’s Seminary, Camarillo, California.
[ New York ] December 20, 1785 . “In the cause of Macaulay v. Ludlow … I will thank you to take the suit to yourself and carry it on.” ALS , Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City.
[ New York, April 13, 1786. The catalogue description of this letter states that Hamilton asked Varick if he would “meet a small number of friends this evening at the Tavern, formerly Capes—7 o’clock.” Letter not found. ] ALS , sold at Parke-Bernet Galleries, May 17, 1948, Lot 214.
[ New York ] May 24, 1786 . Encloses “a draft of the trust deed with the papers relating to it” and asks Varick to make the necessary amendments. ALS , Columbia University Libraries.
Mrs. Hamilton insists on my dining with her to day as this is the day of departure and you (who are not a prophane batchelor like Benson) will know that in such a case implicit obedience on my part is proper. This deprives me of the pleasure of dining with you. Yr. friend & serv ALS , Mr. William N. Dearborn, Nashville, Tennessee. On this date H left to attend the Annapolis Convention to which...
Commodore Nicholson tells me this evening that they are nearly at a stand for want of funds. I commit the guardianship of my poor bantling to you. Pray dont let it suffer. Another thousand by the corporation will relieve all our difficulties. Yrs. sincerely ALS , MS Division, New York Public Library, New York City. Varick at this time was recorder for New York City. On September 30, 1788, the...
The last post but one brought me your letter transmitting me a certificate of the freedom of the City of New York. Among the precious testimonies, I have received, of the approbation of my immediate fellow Citizens, none is more acceptable or more flattering to me than that which I now acknowlege. I beg you to convey to the Board the expressions of my high sense of the honor they have done me...
I beg the favour of you to cause a search to be made in your office for books belonging to me, and if any are found to send them to me. Inclosed is a list of books which I miss. There may be others of which I have neither minute or recollection—but I believe my name will be found written in any that belong to me. I am Sir your very obedt. Servt LS , from a facsimile printed in Goebel, Law...
D , from a facsimile printed in Goebel, Law Practice Julius Goebel, Jr., ed., The Law Practice of Alexander Hamilton: Documents and Commentary (New York and London, 1964– ) , I, 852. For the full titles and publishing information on the books on this list, see Goebel, Law Practice Julius Goebel, Jr., ed., The Law Practice of Alexander Hamilton: Documents and Commentary (New York and London,...
A friend of mine has a sudden and unexpected call for 5000 Dollars which I am anxious to assist him with. Can you assist me with 1000 under the certainty that it will be replaced on Wednesday next? If you can you will do me a pleasure. Yrs. ALS , from a typescript supplied by an anonymous donor. Varick was mayor of New York City. At the bottom of this letter the following receipt is written:...
I last night received your Letter dated Yesterday. The Resolutions of the Common Council discover a Mistake as to the Characters under which the Gentlemen named in them made their communication to yourself and the Recorder. They did not pretend to appear in an official Capacity, but intended to be considered merely as private individuals. As such they gave information which they thought might...
Having attentively considered the subject of your letter of the 19th April last, and the questions submitted to us, we shall now communicate the result of our reflections on the several questions in the order they are stated. Question 1. Have the Corporation of New York any title to the land under the water of Hudson’s River opposite to and adjoining Powles Hook? Answer. Comparing the...