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Conveyance from James Barclay and Others, [17 September 1785]

Conveyance from James Barclay and Others1

[New York, September 17, 1785]. James Barclay and others convey “All that certain messuage or dwelling house and the store house thereunto adjoining, as also the lott of ground whereon the said dwelling house and store house do stand and which is thereunto belonging situate lying and being in the South Ward of the City of New York Fronting to a certain street called Wall Street.…”2

Certified copy, recorded under the date of May 27, 1786, Conveyances in the Office of the Register, City of New York, Liber 43, 379–80, Hall of Records, New York City.

1Barclay was an auctioneer at 14 Hanover Square, New York City.

2This document concerns H’s purchase of the house at 58 Wall Street, New York City, which he had been renting for at least a year. See H’s “Cash Book,” March 1, 1782–1791 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , III, 18); H to Elizabeth Hamilton, March 17, 1785 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , III, 599), May 28, 1789 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , V, 342–43). When H was appointed Secretary of the Treasury and moved to Philadelphia in 1790, he rented the house to William Maxwell, a tobacconist and a director of the Bank of New York (William Duncan, The New-York Directory, and Register, for the Year 1791 [New York, 1791], 85). On April 27, 1793, H sold the house to Gulian Verplanck, president of the Bank of New York (“Conveyance by Lease and Release to Gulian Verplanck,” April 27, 1793 [PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , XIV, 352–53]).

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