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New York, February 22, 1797. “In our Character of Executors, we are Trustees for a Number of persons who do not think the Claims of Mr. & Mrs. Ricketts well founded, and who would suppose us blameable, if we afforded them any Facilities, Whatever therefore may be our own inclinations, we are advised to put the Claimants to their Bill for discovery, and to submit ourselves to the Chancellor,...
By direction of Colonel Hodgdon, I enclose you a Return of Clothing, in the Public Store at Philadelphia, this day I have the honor to be Sir Your most obedient Servant ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing "Return of Clothing in the Public Store at Philadelphia …" ( ADS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Accot. of Treasury Bills on Amsterdam Sold by the Bank of the United States & Offices of D & D Monies received Notes remg. unpaid Date of Sale Guilders Purchasers Names Amt of Note Int on do Amount when payble Remarks 1792 April 25 88.053. 1 Matthew McConnell 35,577    931  4 27
Richmond, January 1, 1789. “I recd. your letter of the 12 Ulto.… I suppose I shall be entitled to Costs of Suit with Foltz & Lorenz for the recovery of which ’tis my wish that you either take or cause measures to be taken.… Mr. Constable has a mercantile Reputation.… I shall at present leave him cloak’d under that Reputation until I see a fit oppy to attack him and it more seriously than to...
Know all men by these presents, That We, John Banks, for Hunter, Banks and Company, merchants, Richmond, Virginia, and Nathaniel Greene, are held and firmly bound unto Neucomen and Collett, merchants, Charleston, in the sum of seventeen thousand four hundred and eighty seven pounds, eleven shillings, sterling money of Great Britain, for the faithful payment of which, we bind ourselves, our...
It having been suggested, from a misinterpretation of my letter of October 1782, to Mr. James Hunter, that the honorable Major General Greene was interested, or intimated a desire of holding a commercial connection with me in Charleston—I do, therefore, as well for the sake of removing such an idea, as to avert from myself any mischief, that a heedless surmise, expressed in a confidential...
Whereas the honorable General Greene did, in the month of April last past, become security for us, John Banks, James Hunter and Robert Forsyth, as for themselves as others concerned, in the sum of thirty two thousand one hundred and twenty five pounds, sterling money, unto Messrs Neucomen and Collett, Harris and Blackford, and James Warington, merchants, Charleston. We, the afternamed, Do, by...
[ Philadelphia ] March 1, 1792 . Recommends various ways by which the collectors of customs could improve their record keeping and reports on exports. Copy, Papers of Tench Coxe in the Coxe Family Papers at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Banks was a clerk in the register’s office of the Treasury Department. On at least one other occasion Banks made similar...
[ Oxford, Maryland, June 6, 1793. On June 21, 1793, Hamilton wrote to Banning “In answer to your letter of the 6th instant.” Letter not found. ] Banning was collector of customs and inspector at the port at Oxford, Maryland.
[ Philadelphia, April 29, 1780. On May 5–8, 1780, Hamilton wrote to Barbé-Marbois : “The day before yesterday I had the honor of your letter of the 29th. of April.” Letter not found .] Barbé-Marbois was secretary of the French legation at Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, August 21, 1780. Asks if there is any information concerning his brothers, who are British prisoners. ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. This letter is in French.
Nous avons sçu ici que le desir du Général a été que l’offrande des dames de Phaladelphie et même de la Pensylvanie fut employée en achat de chemises pour le Soldat. Toutes les femmes ont applaudi à cette idée, elles ont pensé que pour rendre la souscription beaucoup plus avantageuse au Soldat il seroit à propos de les charger elles mêmes de ce detail. Elles proposent donc, que le produit de...
Brookhaven [ New York ] May 22, 1789 . “The Cases between Wells, and Wickham, & myself have been long enough in Court to have been determined, yet by fraudulent delays I know not how they stand.… I mean not to direct, but to desire proper care to be taken to prevent fraudulent tricks and delays, so that I may have my Money which they mean to cheat me out of.…” ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of...
[ 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.…” Certified...
[ Philadelphia, December 11, 1794. On December 17, 1794, Hamilton wrote to Barclay : “I have been favoured with your letter of the 11th instant.” Letter not found. ] Barclay’s letter of December 11 was a reply to H to the President and Directors of the Bank of Pennsylvania, December 1, 1794 . That Barclay replied in the affirmative to H’s request in his letter of December 1 is indicated by the...
I cannot help offering you my sincere Gratulations, on an event which lately happened here which you have been acquainted with. There never could have been a more compleat Tryumph, than this City felt at our late numerous meeting, Numerous beyond Example on any former Occasion within my rememberance: and in this numerous and most respectable meeting of our Citizens, not one Dissenting Voice,...
I dined a few days ago with a large Company at Judge Duanes, In the course of the after noon, you became the Subject of general Conversation. It gave me the greatest pleasure to hear that Just and greatfull applause which all the Company bestowed upon ⟨y⟩ou. Your Friend General Gates declared when ever ⟨y⟩our Idea was present to his mind, he could not help ⟨ap⟩plying to you the Beautifull...
I take the liberty to remind you of the afair of Segroves Bills in favor of my Brother John—already the delay has been attended with consequences very seriously distressing to my Brother—yet still from the Indulgence of his Creditors, a speedy payment of them, would be of most essential Service to him. I do not hessitate therefore to assure myself, that as far as you consistently can, you will...
As the removal of the residence of Congress from this city will necessarily dissolve our association for the education of our children under your care, and as those of us who remain, do not see a probability of immediately filling up our former number, we take this method of unitedly expressing the entire confidence we have in your talents, and our approbation of your method of tuition. We...
Philadelphia, November 16, 1797. “I have not till now been able to meet Mr. Field to make the necessary inquiries about the land Coll. Burr proposed transferring as a security for his debt to Mr Angerstien and I am sorry to say the result of a conversation I have had with him leaves little reason to hope that this property can be applied to the object in question or that it will afford any...
Having been lately informed by Mr Schuyler, that recommendations of persons qualified to serve as officers in the army were made to you, I take liberty of recommending to your consideration, Mr Elhanan W. Wheeler, a young gentleman, who is a native of the County of Worcester, State of Massachusets, now residing in the County of Dutchess—He has had a liberal education at the University of...
[ Baltimore, October 21, 1789. ] On October 29, 1789, Hamilton wrote to Barney : “I have duly received your letter of the 21 instant.” Letter not found. ] Presumably John Holland Barney, brother of Commodore Joshua Barney of the Revolutionary Navy.
I solicit your interest in obtaining the appointment as Surgeon in the united states army, particularly to the regiment to be raised in the State of New york. I have for that purpose obtained the Certificates from the principle Surgeons of this City, togeather with a Certificate from the Governors of the New york Hospital which are here inclosed If I should meet with your approbation my...
Philadelphia, August 9, 1790. “The experience I have had of your very polite attention to me, and the disposition to oblige me, which you were pleased to express in Your letter of the 13th. of May, induce me to hope for a continuance of Your kind Offices in my behalf. Permit me, therefore, to acquaint You, that I have written to Mr. Jefferson, offering my services in the station lately...
1800 Genl. Alexander Hammelton To William Barton Sept. 2d. To an arch Bar & Crain eye for a fire place Wt 40 lb. .. £ 2. 00 10 To a Crain for Ditto Wt 36½ lb ..  1. 16.0 £ 3. 16.0 DS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Barton was a blacksmith in New York City. For background to this document, see the introductory note to Philip Schuyler to H, July 17, 1800 .
The sheets which compose the pamphlet, herewith inclosed, will be comprized in the third Volume of the Philosophical Society’s Transactions, now in the press. Being favored by the printer with a few Copies of this part, (with the addition of a Title page), I beg, Sir, Your Acceptance of One. If some additional Observations on the same subject, resulting from the Census, which have been read in...
There was shiped some time past from this place five chests of Souchong and one Chest of Hyson tea to Messrs. Sam Ward and Brothers of New York; the tea was imported in the Ship Genl Washington in June last, and for which certificates have regularly been granted from this Office. The Messrs Wards acknowledge to have received the certificates with the tea, but are willing to make affidavit to...
Turks-Island , February 8, 1787 . “I wrote you in July last … respecting the Business of Mrs. Place’s Children, with the Estates of Paul & Stephen Richards at New-York.” ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Presumably Paul Bascom of Bermuda who had been a searcher of the customs there. Turks-Island is located in the British West Indies. Letter not found.
In order to lay aside all suspicion, and to Regain your former friendship, I have accordin[g]ly sent you here those papers I promised you in a late conversation we had, for your perusal. The one is a Representation I made to Major Genl. Heath, and the other is meerly nothing but a Scope of mine, or So many Pillaries upon which I design to build an Edifice for the American Artillery. I would...
I have recieved your favour of 31st Ult. and I have to inform you that there is no letter in my Office for Gulliaum Vaillant, Poste restante. If there had been, I should without delay have forwarded the same under cover to you by this days Post. Remain with great respect Dear Sir,   Your most Obd. & very humble Servt. ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. This letter was postmarked “N...
I cannot help laying before you a few of my thoughts which lately have engrossed my whole attention on the review of our changeable government at West Point. However I hope you will make no other use of them, but such as may be of advantage and whatever may be improper or improperly stated, impute to my inability only, and there you’ll please to let it rest, and take in good part of what I...
I herewith inclose you your bill of postage for last month which I will thank you to order to be paid I am Sir your Mo Obt H St ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
New York, April 24, 1787. “I wish you Could so Much advance the Settlement of My affairs as to Make Me Receive of the Trustees of Bayards Estate a Sum Sufficient to Provide for My Urgent Expences during your Absence and Reimburse you what you so Obliginly have Sent to Me.…” ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Catherine Bayard was the widow of Samuel Bayard.
I left Washington the 5th. and arrived here last evening. The letter which you did me the honor to write the 22d Ult. reached me on the 4th when I was occupied in arrangements for leaving the Seat of government. I remained in Washington on the 4th. thro’ necessity tho not without some curiosity to see the inauguration & to hear the speech. The scene was the same as exhibited upon former...
I willingly communicate such information as I possess on the subjects of the enquiries contained in the letter you did me the honor to write on the 6 Inst. and which I received the day before yesterday. I had a ten years acquaintance with Doctor Wharton which invariably continued on a footing of intimacy and friendship. I esteemed him a Scholar & a Gentleman. His classical knowledge is...
Washington, December 29. 1801. States that “the cause of Messrs. Graves & Barnwell in which you were so obliging to mention my name as Counsel to the Plaintiffs” was argued in the Supreme Court of the United States and decided in favor of the defendant. ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. The case of Graves et al. v The Boston Marine Insurance Company was heard before the Supreme Court...
I have considered with a great deal of Attention the project recommended in your last letter of connected associations in the different States for the support of our Constitution & religion. The plan is marked with great ingenuity, but I am not inclined to think that it is applicable to the state of things in this Country. Such an association must be bottomed upon a stronger & more active...
I had the pleasure of receiving upon my return to Wilmington after an absence of three weeks the letter you were so obliging as to write me previous to your departure from New Castle. I felt in an equal degree with yourself the surprize which you manifested at the late conduct of our President. The point of understanding subsisting between him and Mr. Jefferson it is scarcely possible to...
I have been but a few days in this City, but since my arrival have had the pleasure to receive the letter which you did me the honor to write on the 27. Ult. I am fully sensible of the great importance of the Subject to which it relates and am therefore extremely obliged by the information you have been so obliging as to communicate. You have probably Seen a letter addressed by Col. Burr to...
The apprehensions you appear to entertain of the effect of the intrigues of a certain person, if you will take my word for it are wholly without ground. I[n] fact little had been attempted & nothing accomplished. I answer only for the time present because I believe the Gentleman is waiting to see the result of the new state of things more completely developed, before he decides upon the Course...
As you had the goodness to mention me favourably to Mr Jay, as a Secretary in the mission, at present contemplated to the Court of St. James’s, I am induc’d to solicit the completion of what you have commenc’d. After what pass’d between you & myself & after the nominations of Mr J. I had an opportunity of fully conversing with him on the subject you had introduc’d to his attention. He said “he...
New York, August 27, 1800. Requests opinion on the “Compensation … proper for us to claim against the Directors of the Holland Land Company, by reason of our having acted as Co-Trustees and Agents in relation to their Genesee Lands.…” Copy, Gemeentearchief Amsterdam, Holland Land Company. In 1964 the Holland Land Company documents were transferred to their present location from the...
[ New York ] December 26, 1798 . “… enclose him a Memorandum of payments made during the present year.” AL , in LeRoy’s handwriting, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
The last evening, a circumstance took place at this Station, which will clog the recruiting business in this quarter, and perhaps thro the United States The regulations established by the President of the United States for the recruiting service, permits an Officer to recruit from Eighteen, to Forty years of Age. Capt. Green the Commanding Officer, attach’d to this recruiting Station,...
Newark [ New Jersey ] February 13, 1787 . Requests advice on the payment of certain bonds. ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
Triplicata. Un des hommes de mon pays que jai le plus honorés, estimés et chéris, L’ancien évèque D’autun, Taillerand Périgord , est revenu de L’amérique en france. Indépendament du plaisir de retrouver un ami Bienveillant échappé comme moi a la hache de nos Boureaux; j’etais fort empressé d’acquérir par lui les lumières qu’un homme de Sa force pouvait me transmettre a Paris, Sur L’esprit qui...
[ Hamburg, March 9, 1795. On October 29, 1796, Beaumarchais wrote to Hamilton and referred to “ le mémoire en forme de lettre que, dans ma détresse a hambourg, je vous ai adressé en mars 1795. ” Letter not found. ] Beaumarchais, the French dramatist, had been an agent for procuring supplies for the United States Government during the American Revolution. On September 22, 1792, he left Paris...
Mr. —— The National Assembly of France passed a decree a short time before Mr. Ternants embarkation, authorizing the formation of a new treaty of commerce with this country; if the influence of La Fayette and his friends, shall finally prevail in The French Councils, their general dispositions towards us, will tend greatly to forward this object. D , PRO: F.O. Transcripts or photostats from...
Lieutenant Colonel Beckwith.   The gazette of the United States, published this morning gives us a detailed account of certain recent proceedings in the Western territory and at Detroit, communicated at Pittsburgh, by a person of the name of Ray, who had been made prisoner by the Savages, and having, as it is stated been purchased by an officer in The King’s Service, obtained his freedom, was...
Lt. Colonel Beckwith. The newspapers of yesterday and of this day mention communications to the two Houses, from The President, on the subject of a commercial treaty with us, and although no particulars are stated, yet enough is expressed to convey an impression to the public mind, that we are not disposed to form any such treaty. I have in former conversations had the honor of declaring my...