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New York, December 10, 1784. “When you were in town you mentioned to me some cause which you expected to come on at the circuit and to which you wished me to attend. As the parties have escaped my recollection …, I have concluded to write to you on the subject; that you may inform me who are the parties & what the controversy.” ALS , The Huntington Library, San Marino, California. Part of this...
Mon Ami! J’ai remis Votre lettre a Mr: J. Je le trouve disposé a Seconder mes demandes, Lesquels d’après son opinion je doit presenter au Congres sans perte de tems; quand meme la decision devroit en etre retarde. Ainsi Envoyer moi le Memoire sans delai, je L’attendroi ici a Trenton avant que J’aille a Philadelphie. Il S’agit de nommer un Secretair ou Ministre de Guerre, Le Gros Candidat du...
Yonkers [ New York ] December 29, 1784 . Sends a citation from Morris Hazard, and a copy of the proceedings against Rufus Herrick. ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Van Cortlandt was a New York landowner.
[ 1785–1787. ] Recounts the facts in the case of Mary Franklin, Executor of Henry Franklin v Teunis Slingerlands . LS , from a photostat in the New York State Library, Albany. Benson, a New York lawyer, was a member of the first New York State Assembly in 1777, a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1781 to 1784, and attorney general of New York from 1777 to 1787. He was a member of the...
I presume Mr. Jones has ere this informed you of the disagreeable turn of your affair with Mr. Wilkes; but as you first committed it to my management I think it proper to give you some account of its conclusion. As Mr. Jones does not at this time practice, he employed Mr. Burr to issue process against Mr. Wilkes upon which he was put into confinement; pursuant to your expectation that his...
New York, January 7, 1785. At the bottom of an itemized account of money owed Mulligan by Philip Schuyler, Mulligan signed the following receipt: “Recd payment (by the hands of Col. Hammelton) in full.” ADS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Despite the reliance by H’s biographers on Hercules Mulligan’s narrative of the life of H (written sometime between 1810 and 1815), this receipt and...
New York, January 7, 1785. “I am mortified in being obliged to acknowlege to you my neglect of the business you committed to my care for your friend Mr. Holt. … I have applied to Mrs. Holt. I find she has some time since taken out letters of Administration with the will annexed during the absence of the Executors; a matter in which she never could have found any difficulty. It would indeed be...
[ England, January 8, 1785. On February 2, 1785, Seton wrote to Hamilton : “I also wrote you a few Lines the 8th of this Month.” Since Seton wrote this letter on February 2, he must have been referring to January 8. Letter not found. ]
New York, January 10, 1785. Itemizes amounts of money paid for a house in New York City during the British occupation. ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Jamieson was the head of the dry goods house of Neil Jamieson and Company located at 933 Water Street, New York City. H wrote on the margin of this letter the names of the various British commanders in New York from 1778 to 1783.
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...
Your two favors the one advising me of the Beautrice and the other Covering letters from my Children in Europe I have had the pleasure to receive. Mrs. Schuyler has been much indisposed since my last. We began to be very apprehensive of her situation but our fears are vanished with the untoward Symptoms which occasioned them. She is now so well as to go abroad and we have well grounded hopes...
[ 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.
Philadelphia, January 21, 1785. Apologizes for not answering Hamilton’s letter of December 4, 1783 , and states that he has been ill. Sends part of information requested by Hamilton. ALS , anonymous donor. For the text of this letter and an explanation of its contents, see the discussion of the Otsego Patent of George Croghan in Goebel, Law Practice Julius Goebel, Jr., and Joseph H. Smith,...
Philadelphia, January 26, 178 [ 5 ]. Requests the opinion of Hamilton on “a Transaction in which Mr Church is deeply interested,” and in which the protested bills of John Holker are involved. ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Chaloner mistakenly dated this letter January 26, 1784. John B. Church.
To The Honorable The Representatives of the United States in Congress assembled. The Memorial and Petition of John Lamb of the State of Connecticut humbly sheweth That Your Memorialist believing it to be the interest of the United States to form some treaty of amity and Commerce with the States of Barbary; and inferring from the general sense of persons with whom Your Memorialist has...
[ New York, February 2, 1785. On the back of a letter that Chaloner wrote to Hamilton on January 26, 1785, Hamilton wrote : “Answered Feby. 2d.” Letter not found. ]
I only trouble you with these few Lines to mention the Earnest Wish I have to hear of your Receipt of mine of 1st. August inclosing all Mr. Wilkes’s Acceptances &c as I am uneasy least they have miscarried & yet Mrs. Laurence of this Place who took the Charge of Sending them out to you tells Me that the Vessell arrived Safe; Present my best respects to Mr Maxwell to whom you recommended Me, I...
[ New York, February 2, 1785. “I have received your letter with the state of the case enclosed. If you can make no arrangement for securing Mr. Carter without the assistance of the law, I am upon the whole of opinion it will be advisable to rely on the first bill of exchange, instituting another suit against Turnbull Marmie & Co. Though it may be a question whether they are not discharged by...
New York, February 4, 1785. On this date Hamilton attended an organization meeting of the Society for Promoting the Manumission of Slaves held at the Coffee House in New York City. After the proposed constitution of the Society was read and adopted, the Society “Ordered—That Colonel Hamilton, Colonel Troup and Mr. Matlack be a Committee to Report a Line of Conduct to be recommended to the...
New York, February 21, 1785. “I have delayed answering the letter you lately wrote me in expectation of Mr. Templetons making some proposals, which it appeared to me he had some thoughts of doing, but as he has not come to any explanation, it is unnecessary to wait any longer for it. All that I can recommend to you to do, is to procure and send out all original letters or orders from Templeton...
It having been insinuated by some, and propagated by others, that the honorable General Greene was concerned in the Charleston speculation, with John Banks and Company, and with the contract for the army, I do hereby certify, that the General was in no ways interested in either, with the said Copartnership.
New York, March 8, 1785. Approves an “Account of the Repairs of the Buildings of Columbia College in this City.” DS , Columbia University Libraries. H was a member of the committee of accounts for Columbia College.
I am requested by Mr. Oudinarde to transmit you the Inclosed Account. I observed to him that it was a little extraordinary the account had not been presented before; and that it was probable your accounts with the public had been long since closed, and that, by the delay, you may have lost the opportunity of making it a public charge, as it ought to have been. But as the person was very...
[ March 16, 1785. Pearsall wrote to Hamilton : “I have thy Letter of this date.” Letter not found. ]
New York, March 16, 1785. “I have thy Letter of this date. I recollect thy Application to me with a Copy of Oliver Arnolds Judgment obtained against me in Rhode Island for the Outfit of my Quarter of Sloop Diana. My present Determination is … not to pay it, as … I never gave Orders either in Writing or Verbally for the outfit.” ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Pearsall was a partner...
[ Westchester Chester , New York, March 17, 1785. Hamilton wrote to Elizabeth Hamilton : “I have just written to you My beloved by the person who will probably be the bearer of this.” Letter not found. ]
I have just written to you My beloved by the person who will probably be the bearer of this. Col Burr just tells me, that the house we live in is offered for sale at £2100. I am to request you to agree for the purchase for me, if at that price. If you cannot do better, you may engage that the whole shall be paid in three months; but I could wish to pay half in a short time and the other half...
New York, March 22, 1785. “[I enclose] a statement respecting the Rents (of the different Lotts on the Vineyard in dispute with the Beekmans) that we have received since the Death of my Father, which I hope will be sufficient both to you and the other Gentlemen Arbitrators of this disagreeable Business to conclude upon.” ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. White was the son of Thomas...
[ New York, April 1, 1785. On April 7, 1785, Hamilton wrote to Jeremiah Wadsworth : “In mine to you of the first instant.” Letter not found. ]
I have received very unfavorable accounts respecting Isaac Moses & Co House in Holland. As you have the recet for our Monies I wish you inquire of him if our concerns are so involved in his matters that we shall be liable to any loss in case of his ruine by this misfortune in holland. I am Dear Sir Your very Hum Servant Have you any news from Church by ye last Packet? I have not a line. ALS ,...