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Fishkill [ New York ] May 5, 1781 . Has forwarded Hamilton’s request to Colonel Alexander Scammell and has ordered that “a Hand” and “½ a pound of Chalk” be sent to Hamilton. LC , New-York Historical Society, New York City. See H to Hughes, May 5, 1781 (printed in this volume).
je Suis certain mon cher colonel de vous faire plaisir en vous aprenant que votre ami Laurence est arrivé a paris en bonne Santé après une traversée favorable. au depart de la frégate la concorde arrivée a boston avec Mr. de Barras amiral qui vient prendre le commandement de notre flote et Mr. le vicomte de Rochambeau. Mr. Laurence avoit dejà eu plusieurs conferences avec nos ministres; il...
M de Villemansey deliver’d me your Favor of the 25th April, as we are equally faulty in the article of Neglect instead of Apology we have only to resolve to be better Correspondents in future. I felicitate you on your Change as you seem’d so much to desire it, you do not tell me what your future line of life will be, but Villemansey tells me he thinks you are to command a Body of Troops this...
I have Been long Complaining that I had Nothing to do and want of employment was an objection I had to my going to the Southward. But for the present, my dear friend, my Complaint is quite of an opposite nature, and I have so many Arrangements to make, so many difficulties to Combat, so many Ennemies to deal with that I am just that much of a general as will make me an Historian of...
It is Some time Since I Received your performance dated the 30th. April last. I have read it with that attention which it justly deserves and finding many points of it to Coincide with my own Opinions on the Subject, it naturally Strengthened that Confidence which every man ought to possess to a certain degree in his own judgement. You will very Soon See the Plan of a Bank published and...
Your favor covering copies of the letters which passed between the General and you I received on friday last at Saratoga, which I left somewhat indisposed on Sunday and arrived in the Evening. The fatigue of the Journey increased my disorder which is the quinsey with so much rapidity that before Tuesday morning I was twice bled to prevent suffocation. The Inflammation is subsiding and I have...
Fishkill [ New York ] July 18, 1781 . States that Hamilton’s letters have been forwarded “by careful Hands.” Also states that “there are some very inquisitive Gentry on the Route.” Requests “a line now & then, on the appearance of a Phenominon &c.” LC , New-York Historical Society, New York City. See H to Hughes, July 13 , 15, 1781 (printed in this volume).
I have recd your Letter of the 7th. Shoes will be issued to the State Companies under your Command, upon your Return. I will only recommend that proper precaution should be taken respecting the delivery, & that the men of the State Companies should be made accountable for them; the same mode will be pursued, in supplying the other Companies, as has been formerly practiced. I am Dr. Sr.   Your...
[ Albany, September 3, 1781. On October 18, 1781, Hamilton wrote to Elizabeth Hamilton : “Your letter of the 3d. of September … never reached me till to day.” Letter not found. ]
The mail which was taken a few days ago at Hampton has probably deprived me of the pleasure of a line from you. We are advised by a letter from Mr Carter that General Washington embarked with all except the rear division of the french at the head of Elk on the 8th Instant, hence I hope you are now operating against Cornwallis. It is difficult to judge with precision of your prospects at this...
[ December, 1781. In March, 1782, Hamilton wrote to Meade : “An Half hour since brought me the pleasure of your letter of December last.” Letter not found. ]
[ Boston, December 10–25 , 1781. In a letter written in April, May, or June, 1782, Hamilton wrote De Noailles of his pleasure “at receiving, after an inexplicable delay, the letter you were so obliging as to write me before your departure from Boston.” Letter not found. ] Louis Marie, Vicomte de Noailles, arrived in Boston on December 10, 1781, and sailed with Lafayette and other French...
I reckon, my dear sir, among the contrasted events which have diversified my life, to have been made the confidant of the author of Publius, and as a Senator of Maryland to have been present at Mr Chase’s defence in our house of delegates against charges contained in your pieces. I send you the proceedings which have been published and letters which have been passed between Major Giles and...
Philadelphia, February 12, 1782. Sends the several receivers an “Advertisement respecting the Receivers of Continental Taxes,” which states: “And whereas it is not only necessary that some precise mode be adopted for managing the public Business in this respect, but also that the same be publickly known, so that all Persons concerned therein may have due notice thereof I have therefore...
On General Lincolns arrival at Philada. I waited on him and as he always appeared to me a man of business and not fond of much ceremony , I enquired of him who was to be his Assistant Secretary at War. He told me a Majr. Jackson and asked me my reasons for the enquiry. I informed him that I had seen you a few days before and that I had some cause to think on proper application he might have...
However Silent You May please to Be, I will Nevertheless Remind You of a friend who loves You tenderly and who By His Attachment Desires a Great share in Your Affection. This letter, My dear Sir, Will Be delivered or sent By Count de Segur, an intimate friend of Mine, A Man of Wit and of Abilities, and whose Society You will Certainly Be pleased With. I Warmly Recommend Him to You, and Hope He...
As several of the Legislatures have passed the Laws for levying Money in their respective states in Order to pay their Quota’s of the eight Million of Dollars required by Congress for the service of the United States this present year, without noticing that part of the Act of Congress of the second of November last which recommends “the passing of Acts directing the Collectors to pay the same...
Whereas Alexander Hamilton esquire in conformity with an Act of the United States in Congress assembled passed the 2d of November 1781, hath been duly appointed by Commission under my Hand and Seal, Receiver of the continental Taxes within the State of New York. And whereas it is doubtful whether a Receiver of the continental Taxes hath yet been recognized by the Legislature of that State, In...
[ Philadelphia, April 15, 1782. On November 10, 1782, Hamilton sent to Thomas Tillotson, his successor as receiver of continental taxes for the State of New York, a list of papers “relative to the office of Receiver of Taxes.” Item number three on that list was described as “farther instructions from the Superintendant to Alexander Hamilton dated as above.” The preceding letter was dated April...
To Alexander Hamilton Esquire Reposing especial Trust and Confidence in your Zeal, Integrity and Abilities I do hereby in Consequence of the Authorities vested in me by an Act of the United States in Congress assembled of the second Day of November last appoint you Alexander Hamilton Esquire to be the Receiver of the continental Taxes for the State of New York. Given under my Hand and Seal in...
Mr. Charles Stewart late Commissary general of Issues has informed me ⟨that⟩ you are disposed to quit the military line for the purpose of ⟨en⟩tering into civil life. He at the same time induced me to believe ⟨that⟩ you would accept of the Office of Receiver of the continental taxes ⟨for⟩ the state of New York. The intention of this letter is to offer you that ⟨app⟩ointment. The duties of the...
I am much pleased to find that you have set yourself Seriously to the Study of the Law. You are welcome to the use of any of my books of which you will inform Mr Lansing. I know that I can depend upon your care of them. Whether I shall see Albany, or Philadelphia first remains undecided tho’ I feel myself oblig’d by your friendly wishes to see me. A seperation from my Family is extremely...
Philadelphia, May 15, 1782. Sends a circular to the “Receivers of Taxes Eastward of Hudsons River” instructing them on the manner of transmitting notes, bank notes, and Morris notes to the Office of Finance in Philadelphia. Appoints John Brown of Philadelphia “Messenger by whom you are from Time to Time to transmit the Bank Notes which you may receive.” LC , Robert Morris Papers, Library of...
I have received your Letter of the fourth Instant and am very much obliged by the Attention shewn to the Subject of it. Your Sentiments on the Occasion I entirely approve and indeed before this reaches you you will probably have seen that the Letter has been republished in one of the Philadelphia Papers. I should readily consent to the Publication of many others which I have written on the...
I have received your favor of the eighteenth of May. I am much obliged by the friendly Sentiments you express for me which be assured I shall retain a gratefull Sense of. I see with you that the Office I had the Pleasure of Offering will not be equal to what your own Abilities will gain in the Profession of the Law but I did intend that the whole Sum should have been paid altho the whole quota...
How it Happens that I still am in Paris, I Hardly Can Myself Conceive and What is More Surprising, there are two frigates Going, Neither of Which Will Carry Your friend to America. Don’t think However, dear Hamilton, I Am So Much Alterd as to Be Kept Here By pleasure or private Affairs. But in the present Circumstances the American Ministers Have insisted Upon My Remaining some time longer at...
I am indebted to you, my dear Hamilton, for two letters; the first from Albany, as masterly a piece of cynicism as ever was penned, the other from Philadelphia, dated the 2d March; in both, you mention a design of retiring, which makes me exceedingly unhappy. I would not wish to have you for a moment withdrawn from the public service; at the same time, my friendship for you, and knowlege of...
[ South Carolina, July, 1782. The printed extract of a letter Laurens wrote to Hamilton reads as follows: “The enemy’s system was perfectly defensive, and rendered the campaign insipid. Many of our sanguine citizens have flattered themselves with the idea of a prompt evacuation of Charleston. I wish the garrison would either withdraw or fight us. Adieu, my dear friend; while circumstances...
[ Albany ] July, 1782. In July, 1782, Hamilton was admitted to practice as an attorney before the Supreme Court of the State of New York. MS “Roll of Attornies of … Supreme Court of … New York, 1754–95,” Hall of Records, New York City.
I yesterday received your Letter of the seventeenth of June and am very happy to find you have determined to accept the office I had the Pleasure of offering to you. I enclose the commission, Instructions &ca. together with a Bond for Performance of the Duties which I must request you to fill up, execute with some sufficient Surety and transmit. The complaint you make of the System of...