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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...
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...
[ St. Croix, October 28, 1771 . On November 20, 1771, Hamilton wrote to Ashburner: “I wrote you the 28th of last Month.” He then crossed out this sentence and substituted: “Above is triplicate of mine to you.” Letter not found .] Merchant of St. Eustatius. See letters to Thomas Ashburner, April 28, May 13, 1772, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
[ 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.
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...
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 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, May 19, 1772 . “… Believe us Dear Sir it gives us real pain, that we should be the cause of so much uneasiness to you—and the more as we have it not in our power to replace those damn’d Protested Bills as we propos’d (in time).… The only compensation we can make you is to remit you—when those Bills return together with their amounts & Charges with you, the whole of the Interest and...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
Expecting that Capt Codwise would ⟨have⟩ saild two days ago, I had already wrote & delive⟨red⟩ my Letter to him, but the arrival of Capt Lowndes furnishes me with something more to say. By him I receivd sundry Letters; one from Mr. Henry Cruger, one from Mr. John Cruger, one from Mr. John Harris Cruger, and several from Henry Cruger Junior, which last are all Copies and have been answerd,...
I send you herewith Copies of my Letter’s ⅌ Codwise & Cunningham, since which nothing has occurd worth writing. Markets are just the same excepting in the price of Butter which is now reducd to 15 & 16 ⅌ a firkin. Your Philadelphia flour is realy very bad, being of a most swarthy complexion & withal very untractable; the Bakers complain that they cannot by any means get it to rise. Wherefore &...
I have now the pleasure to acquaint you with the arrival of your new Sloop Thunderbolt commanded by Capt William Newton, a fine Vessell indeed, but I fear, not so swift as she ought to be. However the Capt said he had never had an opportunity of a fair trial and consequently could form no right Judgment yet of her sailing. This goes by way of St Thomas and I must beg youll peruse the inclosed...
Herewith you have duplicate of my two last Letters of the 27 November & 10th Ulto. and I now congratulate myself upon the pleasure of addressing you again, but am sorry I shall be obligd to communicate some dissatisfactory occurrencies. Your Sloop Thunderbolt arrivd here the 29th of the preceding Month with 41 More Skeletons. A worse parcel of Mules never was seen; she took in at first 48 &...
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...
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.
Two days ago Capt Newton deliverd me your favour without date & 41 Mules in such order that I have been oblig’d to send all of them to pasture, and of which I expect at least a third will die. The highest offer made me for 20 of the best was 70 ps., whereas if they had been in good order I could readily have obtaind £40 round, which I all along entertaind the most sanguine hopes of. Thus you...
I receivd your favour of the 18th Ultimo in due time & beg pardon for not having answerd it before. I have by this opportunity desird Mr. Thomas Ashburner of St Eustatius to pay you the little matter I owe you, and when he has done it, I will be obligd to you for a few lines certifying the same. I am Gentlemen. Your Respectful Serv LC , in writing of H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
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.
994. Ann Ventons quittance til Hammilton, til Lillie, for Lyttons estate, for 25 rdr. af 3die junii 1773. D , Christiansteds byfogedarkiv skifteprot: 1769–80, no. 50, fol. 324–25, receipt no. 994, Rigsarkivet, Copenhagen. The translation reads as follows: “994. Ann Venton’s quittance of the 3rd of June 1773 to Hamilton, to Lillie, for 25 rigsdollars for the Lytton estate.” For information...
[ 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 .]
1060. Ann Ventons quittance of 23de maij 1772 rdr. for et oxehovet rum. D , Christiansteds byfogedarkiv skifteprot : 1769–80, no. 50, fol. 324–25, receipt no. 1060, Rigsarkivet, Copenhagen. The translation reads as follows: “1060. Ann Venton’s quittance of the 23 of May 1772 rigsdollar for a hogshead of rum.” For information concerning this receipt, see “Ann Lytton Venton’s Quittance with...
[ Jamaica, October 19, 1771 . On November 27, 1771, Hamilton wrote to Jacob Walton and John H. Cruger : “I have now the pleasure to acknowledge the receipt of your favour dated October the 19th.” Letter not found .] Sometime between 1766 and 1768, H began work as a clerk for the trading firm of Beekman and Cruger in Christiansted, St. Croix. The firm, dealing in both imports and exports,...
965. Ann Lyttons quittance ved Alexander Hammilton for 50 rdr. betalt af capitain Lillie dend 26de maij 1773. D , Christiansteds byfogedarkiv skifteprot: 1769–80, no. 50, fol. 324–25, receipt no. 965, Rigsarkivet, Copenhagen. The translation reads as follows: “965. Ann Lytten quittance of the 26th of May 1773 with Alexander Hamilton for 50 rigsdollars paid by Captain Lillie.” For information...
[ 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 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 .]
1059. Ann Ventons quittance ved Hammilton for 45 rdr. contant og et oxehoved sucker of 16de maij 1772. D , Christiansteds byfogedarkiv skifteprot: 1769–80, no. 50, fol. 324, receipt no. 1059, Rigsarkivet, Copenhagen. The translation reads as follows: “1059. Ann Venton’s quittance of the 16th of May 1772 with Hamilton for 45 rigs-dollars cash and a hogshead of sugar.” Ann Lytton Venton, the...