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[ St. Eustatius, December 10, 1771 . On January 21, 1772, Hamilton wrote to Ashburner: “I received yours Dated Decemr. 10th.” Letter not found .]
[ New York , December 12 , 1771 . On January 10, 1772, Hamilton wrote to Cruger : “Your agreeable Letters of the 12 and 20th Ultimo were yesterday handed me.” Letter of December 12 not found .]
St. Croix, March 19, 1772 . Discusses business conditions in St. Croix and asks for certain articles. Also requests “two or three poor boys,” and adds: “Have them bound in the most reasonable manner you can. I fancy you cant fail of geting them by applying at the Poor-House. I want them to put on plantations.” LC , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. The first third of this letter is in an...
St. Croix, March 17, 1772 . Announces arrival in St. Croix and describes firm’s recent business transactions. LC , in writing of H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
St. Croix, May 5, 1772 . Acknowledges receipt “of your favour of the 6th Ulto. Inclosing me my Account Current and account of Sales.… I inclose you a sketch of your account with me.… The Ballance of my account when you become in Cash youll oblige me by sending me via St Eustatius.…” LC , in writing of H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
St. Croix, May 19, 1772 . Regrets inability to pay protested bills and adds: “Believe me my good Brother, nothing in life has ever affected me more than this matter has. I wish to God it was in my power to reimburse you but realy it is not.” LC , in writing of H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
St. Croix, July 27, 1772 . “… I’m concerned its not in my power to send you over the provisions you order.… In my last I beg’d you to procure me freight for my Sloop which desire I now counterma⟨nd⟩ and will be oblig’d only to know if theres any passengers for New York.…” LC , in writing of H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
St. Croix, June 19, 1772 . “I am happy in the Receipt of yours of the 18th Ultimo [with] … an account of the things you were good enough to send me in my absence.… I inclose you a sketch of your account.…” LC , in writing of H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. There is no record of a Nicholas Taylor. He may, however, have been a member of the firm of Willing and Taylor to which H had...
[ New York, December 20, 1771 . On January 10, 1772, Hamilton wrote to Cruger : “Your agreeable Letters of the 12 and 20th Ultimo were yesterday handed me.” Letter of December 20 not found .]
[ St. Croix ] March 18, 177 [ 2 ]. Is “glad to find my Clerk in my absence has desird you to take all my affairs in your hands that was in Mr. Hassells, who I am confident has been very negligent in them and triffled away a good deal of money to no purpose.” Then discusses various cases for which Buus will be responsible. LC , in writing of H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. In MS, name...
Tortola, March 30, 1772 . Sends “Invoice and bill Lading for 10 Hhds. Rum, ammounting to ps 473.4.” LC , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Only the summary of Codwise’s account with Nicholas Cruger, which is at the bottom of the letter, is in writing of H. Remainder is in unidentified handwriting.
St. Croix, July 18, 1772 . “… This Vessell of mine is a fine large new sloop. I am sending her to New York and I’ll thank you to let me know if there is any one at your Island that would ship about 50 Hhds Sugar on freight or if theres any passengers that want to go to New York. She shall come over for them in about a fortnight.…” LC , in writing of H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress....
St. Croix, May 25, 1772 . “… you can send me the Ballance [of your account] at your leisure. Rye flour will sell for ps. 7. a barrel here readily but the Duty is 25 ⅌ Ct. However we enter it as Corn Meal and give the waiter a fee, which hint you must give the Capt if you send any down, and tell him to see me before he enters.…” LC , in writing of H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
Skifte brev no. XXIX . Som udi Skifte-Sessions Protocollen er behandlet under No. XXIV sc: efter afgangne Rachael Lewine James Towers Hands kongelige Majestæts til Danmark og Norge pp. bestalter Skifte-Forvalter ved Christianstæds Jurisdiction paa Eylandet St Croix udj America og Jvar Hofman Sevel bestalter Byefoged ved samme Jurisdiction samt med Skifte-Forvalter Laurence Bladwil og Jsaac...
I wrote you a few days ago by Capt Codwise to which refer you & should send you Copys by this opportunity but I am so unwell that it is with difficulty I make out to write these few lines. Every thing remains as then advisd. I have sold about 30 bbls flour more & Collectd a little more money from different people. The Major lies so ill that no one expects he’ll live till night. I receiv’d a...
Above is triplicate of mine to you ⅌ Capt Henton to which have receivd no answer. I have now to beg the favour of you to pay Mess[rs.] Fraser Grant & Baillie of St Christophers on Mr Crugers Account as soon as convenient £13.4.10 Windward Currency for which Mr. Thomas shall have Credit. I am Sir   Your Respectful hum Serv LC , in writing of H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. In the MS of...
17List of Books, [1773] (Hamilton Papers)
[ Elizabethtown, New Jersey, 1773 .] Numbered list of twenty-seven books and subjects on Ancient and Medieval history and philosophy. D , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. The authorship of this MS is not known. The handwriting is not that of H, but the document may be a copy of a missing original by H. Although MS contains no date, it probably belongs to the period when H was in school or...
In behalf of Mr. Nicholas Cruger (who by reason of a very ill state of health went from this to New York the 15th Ultimo) I have the pleasure to address you by the long expected Sloop Thunderbolt, Capt William Newton, Ownd by Mess[rs.] Jacob Walton, John Harris & Nicholas Cruger, the latter of whom has written you fully concerning her destination—which I need not repeat. She has on Board...
Your favour of the 21st. Ulto. ⅌ Capt Newton lies now before me, the Contents of which I have properly noted & beg to refer you to a Letter just finished to Mess[rs.] Jacob Walton & John Harris Cruger for everything relative to the Sloop Thunderbolt which I shall say nothing of here. I receivd the articles sent by her, agreeable to your memorandum & in good order. The Cost is to your Credit,...
[ Elizabethtown, New Jersey, 1773 .] Quotations and paraphrases of Chapters I–XIII of the Book of Revelation. AD , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
I have now the pleasure to acknowledge the receipt of your favour dated October the 19th. by Sloop Thunderbolt which arrived here on Wednesday Afternoon the 16th Instant, and on the saturday morning following I cleard her out and gave the Captain his dispatches for Curracoa, but he could not sail till the morning after. She landed here only 23 Hhds Indian Meal 6469 Staves 20 bbls Apples 300...
It was hardly to be expected that any man could be so presumptuous, as openly to controvert the equity, wisdom, and authority of the measures, adopted by the congress: an assembly truly respectable on every account! Whether we consider the characters of the men, who composed it; the number, and dignity of their constituents, or the important ends for which they were appointed. But, however...
I receivd yours Dated Decemr. 10th in due time & observe what you say. I am much obligd to you for your promise to pay Messrs. Grant & Baillie the small sum I owe them and must beg if it is not done before this reaches you, you’ll immediately do it as I wish to have the matter settled. Also please to let me know if I must Credit you or Mr. Thomas for whats paid. I am Sir   Your very Hum Servt...
Admissions anno 1774. David Clarkson. Schuyler Lupton. Jacob Shaw. John Gaine. John Whitaker. Left College 2d. Year. Samuel Deall. Horatio Smith. Paul Randall. John Brickell. Daniel Moore. Edward Cornwallis Moncrieffe. Left College 2d. Year. James Stiles. Left the College in His 2d. Year. James Depeyster. Tristrim Lowther Thomas Attwood. Alexander Hamilton. Nicholas Romeyn, S. M. D
Your agreeable Letters of the 12 and 20th Ultimo were yesterday handed me [by] Mr Lynsen and Capt Gibb, who arrivd within a few hours of each other. Nothing cou’d be more pleasing to me than to hear of the reestablishment of your Health, and I sincerely wish you a permanent possession of that invaluable blessing. The 101 barrils superfine Flour from Philadelphia are just landed, about 40, of...
Proceed immediately with the Sloop Thunderbolt to Curracoa & deliver the articles you have on Board agreeable to Bill Lading. Follow Mr Telleman Crugers directions in every Respect thenceforward & I trust I may rely on you to perform your part with all possible diligence & dispatch. Reflect continually on the unfortunate Voyage you have just made and endeavour to make up for the considerable...
The 9th Ultimo Capt Robert Gibb handed me your favour dated December 19th 1771 covering Invoice & Bill Lading for Sundrys which were landed in good order agreeable thereto. I sold all your Lumber off immediately at £16 pm, luckkily enough, the price of that article being now reducd to £12, as great quantitys have been lately imported from different parts of the Continent. Indeed, there must be...
Capt Robert Gibb deliverd me on your Account   2   Mahogany dining Tables which I paid him the freight of. You may depend I shall do the best I can with them being with Esteem, Sir Your very Hum Serv LC , in writing of H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
This just serves to acknowledge receipt of yours per Cap Lowndes which was delivered me Yesterday. The truth of Cap Lightbourn & Lowndes information is now verifyd by the Presence of your Father and Sister for whose safe arrival I Pray, and that they may convey that Satisfaction to your Soul that must naturally flow from the sight of Absent Friends in health, and shall for news this way refer...
The Royal Danish American Gazette , October 17, 1772 . ; copy (incomplete), with minor word changes, Columbia University Libraries. Although it is impossible to determine beyond dispute that H was the author of this poem, it is attributed to him by J. C. Hamilton, who refers to it as “a hymn,” but ascribes it to the period when H attended school in Elizabethtown, New Jersey ( Hamilton, Life...