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Genl Hamilton read the Note of Mr Burr and the printed letter of Mr Cooper to which it refers, and remarked that they required some consideration, and that in the course of the day he would send a answer to my office. At ½ past 1 O clock Genl Hamilton called at my house and said that a variety of engagements would demand his attention during the whole of that day and the next—but that on...
On the morning of Thursday the 21st I delivered to Col: Burr the above letter and in the evening was furnished with the following letter for Genl Hamilton which I delivered to him at 12 o clock on friday the 22d Inst, (Mr B’s letter 21 June) of which No. 3 is a copy. “Van Ness’s Narrative,” AD , New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, New York. H to Aaron Burr, June 20, 1804 . Burr...
General Hamilton perused it, & said it was such a letter as he had hoped not to have received—that it contained several offensive expressions & seemed to close the door to all further reply—that he had hoped the answer he had returned to Col Burr’s first letter would have given a different direction to the controversy—that he thought Mr Burr would have perceived that there was a difficulty in...
On Saturday the 22d of June, General Hamilton, for the first time, called on Mr. P. and communicated to him the preceeding correspondence. He informed him that in a conversation with Mr. V. N. at the time of receiving the last letter, he told Mr. V. N. that he considered that letter as rude and offensive, and that it was not possible for him to give it any other answer than that Mr. Burr must...
In the afternoon of this day I reported to Col: Burr at his house out of town the above answer and determination of General Hamilton and promised to call on him again in the evening to learn his further wishes. I was detained in Town however this evening by some private business and did not call on Col: Burr untill the following morning Saturday the 23d Inst; I then received from him a letter...
When I returned with this letter to the City which was about 2 o clock in the afternoon of the same day, I sent a Note to Genl Hamilton’s Office and also to his house desiring to know when it would be convenient for him to receive a communication. The Servant as he informed me received for answer at both places that Genl Hamilton had left the City and was gone to his Country residence. I then...
Mr. P—— understood from General Hamilton that he immediately answered, that if the communication was pressing he would receive it at his Country House that day, if not, he would be at his house in town the next morning at nine o’clock. But he did not give Mr. P. any copy of this note. New-York Evening Post , July 16, 1804. H to William P. Van Ness, June 23, 1804 .
This letter, although dated on the 23d June, remained in Mr. P.’s possession until the 25th, within which period he had several conversations with Mr. V. N. In these conversations Mr. P. endeavored to illustrate and enforce the propriety of the ground which General Hamilton had taken. Mr. P. mentioned to Mr. V. N. as the result, that if Col. Burr would write a letter, requesting to know in...
At nine O clock on Monday the 25th Inst: I called on Genl Hamilton at his house in Cedar Street to present the letter No 4 already alluded to, and with instructions for a verbal communication of which the following Notes No 7 handed me by Mr Burr were to be the basis. The substance of which though in terms as much softened as my instructions would permit, was accordingly communicated to Genl...
After the delivery of the Letter of the 22d, as above mentioned: in another interview with Mr. V. N. he desired Mr. P. to give him in writing the substance of what he had proposed on the part of General Hamilton, which Mr. P. did in the words following. New-York Evening Post , July 16, 1804. H to Aaron Burr, June 22, 1804 . See “Nathaniel Pendleton’s Second Account of Alexander Hamilton’s...
In about an hour he called at my house. I informed him, that I had shewn to Col Burr the letter he had given me from Genl Hamilton that in his opinion it amounted to nothing more than the verbal reply I had already reported—that it left the business precisely w[h]ere it then was—that Mr Burr had very explicitly stated the injuries he had received, and the reparation he demanded, and that he...
The following day (tuesday 26. June) as early as was convenient I had an interview with Col: Burr, who informed me that he considered Genl Hamiltons proposition a mere evasion, which evinced a desire to leave the injurious impressions which had arisen from the conversations of Genl Hamilton in full force. That when he had undertaken to investigate an injury his honor had sustained it would be...
I handed this to him at 12 Oclock on Wednesday the 27th Instant. After he had perused it agreeable to my instructions I delivered the Message which it is unnecessary to repeat. The request it contained, was acceeded to—after which Mr xxx remarked that a Court was then sitting in which Genl Hamilton had much business to transact, and had also some private arrangements to make which would render...
With this letter a message was received, such as was to be expected, containing an invitation, which was accepted, and Mr. P. informed Mr. V. N. he should hear from him the next day as to further particulars. This letter was delivered to Gen. H. on the same evening, and a very short conversation ensued between him and Mr. P. who was to call on him early the next morning for a further...
Tuesday July 3d I again saw Mr Pendleton, and after a few subsequent interviews the time when the parties were to meet was ultimately fixed on for the morning of the 11th July Inst. “Van Ness’s Narrative,” AD , New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, New York; ADf , New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, New York. In the draft of his narrative Van Ness wrote: “Tuesday...
On Friday the 6th of July, the Circuit being closed, Mr. P. gave this information, and that Gen. Hamilton would be ready at any time after the Sunday following. On Monday the particulars were arranged, and the public are but too well acquainted with the sad result. New-York Evening Post , July 16, 1804.
When The Papers of Alexander Hamilton , X, was published in 1966 the Tench Coxe Papers in the Coxe Family Papers, which then, as now, were located in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, were not open to scholars. Through the courtesy of Mr. Daniel M. Coxe, however, the editors received a copy of a draft by Coxe of a paper on manufacturing. This was printed under the title “Tench Coxe’s...
Mr. Duer the late Secretary of the Board of Treasury having informed us that in Consequence of his having Exhibited the account of our Salaries, the warrant including the same has been made out in his Favor as Secretary of the late Board. We beg Leave to inform you that we have no Objection to its issuing in that Form. We are Sir, Your most Obet. Hble Serts. Copy, New-York Historical Society,...
The amount due to the Bank does not appear in the papers except in a letter of Butlers in which he states it at 8900 Drs. But this was not the subject of my inquiry. I wanted to know the probable amount here of the Cargo which was assigned for our suit ought to be for that amount. Yrs.   with respect ALS , in a grangerized copy of [William Coleman] A Collection of the Facts and Documents,...
I have perused the declaration & approve it. I presume the 12 of Decr. last was previous to suing out the Writ; if not to avoid cavilling it may [be] well to antedate it. Yrs. ALS , Yale University Library.
I am mortified at the unseasonable trouble I occasion to you, but if the inclosed is in a state to admit regularly of an authentication by you I shall be glad of two copies under your seal of office. I remain very respectfully & with great regard   Yr Obed ser I shall want one copy by tomorrow Eight O Clock ALS , Harvard College Library.
I will thank you for your name on the inclosed. Yrs. ALS , New-York Historical Society, New York City.
I think we must admit the special verdict. If there be any thing in it which they cannot prove otherwise, they may by a bill of discovery obtain the effect of the admission. Yrs. ALS , Mrs. John Jay Pierrepont, Ridgefield, Connecticut.
John Burchan, the Young Gentleman recommended to Col. Hamilton by Thomas Lowrey, is to be found at Mr. Michael Roberts, No. 32. Hanover Square. AL , Papers of Tench Coxe in the Coxe Family Papers at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. On January 3, 1793, Burchan was listed as a clerk in the office of the register of the Treasury Department ( PAH Harold C. Syrett, ed., The...
Mr Hamilton’s Compliments to Mr Carey. He would readily comply with Mr Carey’s request if he had any paper containing his speech; but having none he cannot do it unless Mr Carey will furnish him with one. If this can be done Mr H will correct it this evening which indeed he would wish to do, as there are considerable errors. Copy, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadalphia. Carey, an...
15326Comments on Jews, [n.p., n.d.] (Hamilton Papers)
& progress of the Jews and their from their earliest history to the present time has been & is, intirely out of the ordinary course of human affairs. Is it not then a fair conclusion that the cause also is an extraordinary one —in other words that it is the effect of some great providential plan? The man who will draw this Conclusion will look for the solution in the Bible. He who will not...
[ n.p., n.d. ]. Asks Hamilton’s opinion on what steps he should take to recover his losses in New York State during the American Revolution. States that the commissioners of sequestration seized and sold all his “Stock grain Hay Farming Carriages & utensills Contrary to the intention of Congress” and that damages to his farm in Cortlandt Manor in Westchester County by the American forces...
An act imposing Duties on Carriages and servants Be it enacted that every Owner or possessor of any of the carriages hereafter specified shall pay a yearly duty for the same according to the rates following viz For every carriage of the kind now called a coach fifteen Dollars For every carriage of the kind now called a Chariot twelve Dollars For every Post Chaise and other close four wheeled...
For want of having made application on time The stage waggon has been engaged so as to prevent my going in it. I must therefore take my chance by water which I shall do tomorrow and must content myself with praying for a fair wind to waft me speedily to the bosom of my beloved. Adieu ALS , New York State Library, Albany. On March 15, 1858, John C. Hamilton wrote the date “April 8, 1795” on...
I will thank you briefly to assign your reasons with the opinion I have requested. Yrs ALS , Richard Harison Papers, New-York Historical Society, New York City. Harison was United States attorney for the District of New York from 1789 to 1801.
I have lately made some Cash advances which have run me aground. I will thank you for the loan of a hundred dollars for a few days. Yrs. ALS , New-York Historical Society, New York City.
I am just now as to the command of Cash as poor as Job: & I do not like to go into the Bank. If you can accomodate me with 100 Dollars for ten days you will oblige Yrs ALS , New-York Historical Society, New York City.
[ n.p., n.d. “… Pray resolve my doubts. For a man in my situation ought at least to take care how he fails in his pecuniary duty.…” Letter not found. ] ALS , sold by Sotheby & Company, December 15, 1953, Item 453. Extract taken from dealer’s catalogue.
To Le Roy & Bayard Dr. For 1 Sett of Exchange vizt their Draft dated New York 23d. Ulto. at 60 ds. St to the order of James McEvers, on P. & C. Van Eeghen Amstm., pble in London, No 16 £Sty 250   Ex 4 ⅌ Ct. £433.6.8 Dollars 1155.57 Recd. the above DS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Herman LeRoy and William Bayard were partners in the New York City mercantile firm of LeRoy, Bayard, and...
I was at Albany when your letter got here. I have snatched the first hour from my avocations to sketch to you my thoughts in a rude shape. Yrs. Affecly ALS , New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, New York; ALS (photostat), James McHenry Papers, Library of Congress. This letter was presumably written between January 12, 1796, when McHenry was appointed Secretary of War, and May 6,...
I learn with great pleasure the intelligence contained in your private letter. I hope the good sense of our state will every day give new triumphs to good men & good measures. With esteem & regard   Yr Obed ser ALS , Lloyd W. Smith Collection, Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, New Jersey. Van Gaasbeck, a merchant in Kingston, New York, was a member of the House of...
[ n.p., n.d. “Forward the enclosed with as much expedition and certainty as you can (I don’t mean that an express should be employed) and say nothing about it.” Letter not found. ] ALS , sold by Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., December 3, 1963, Lot 2235, Item 112. The dealer’s catalogue dates this letter “Philadelphia, 4 April, 1799.” On April 4, 1799, H was in New York City, not Philadelphia....
I would advise you to close with Mr. Hobart on his own terms; only fix what is a reasonable time: say three four five or six months, the longer the better. Let a fair copy of the paper inclosed be signed with a receipt at bottom for the money in specie. This may, if necessary be afterwards put more in form. Yrs. ALS , Mr. A. J. Marino, Weehawken, New Jersey. This letter, which is addressed to...
Mr. Hamiltons compliments to Mr Wooster. General Stewart has been under some misapprehension respecting Mr. Hs desire to see Mr. Wooster. AL , United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. H wrote on the outside of this letter “Capt Wooster.” Thomas Wooster of Connecticut was a captain in Webb’s Additional Continental Regiment from February, 1777, to April, 1779. He was an applicant...