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Skifte brev no. XXIX . Som udi Skifte-Sessions Protocollen er behandlet under No. XXIV sc: efter afgangne Rachael Lewine James Towers Hands kongelige Majestæts til Danmark og Norge pp. bestalter Skifte-Forvalter ved Christianstæds Jurisdiction paa Eylandet St Croix udj America og Jvar Hofman Sevel bestalter Byefoged ved samme Jurisdiction samt med Skifte-Forvalter Laurence Bladwil og Jsaac...
This just serves to acknowledge receipt of yours per Cap Lowndes which was delivered me Yesterday. The truth of Cap Lightbourn & Lowndes information is now verifyd by the Presence of your Father and Sister for whose safe arrival I Pray, and that they may convey that Satisfaction to your Soul that must naturally flow from the sight of Absent Friends in health, and shall for news this way refer...
I am a youth about seventeen, and consequently such an attempt as this must be presumptuous; but if, upon perusal, you think the following piece worthy of a place in your paper, by inserting it you’ll much oblige Your obedient servant, The Royal Danish American Gazette , April 6, 1771. As the writer gives his age as about seventeen and his initials as AH, it is a reasonable assumption that H...
[ Jamaica, October 19, 1771 . On November 27, 1771, Hamilton wrote to Jacob Walton and John H. Cruger : “I have now the pleasure to acknowledge the receipt of your favour dated October the 19th.” Letter not found .] Sometime between 1766 and 1768, H began work as a clerk for the trading firm of Beekman and Cruger in Christiansted, St. Croix. The firm, dealing in both imports and exports,...
[ St. Croix, October 28, 1771 . On November 20, 1771, Hamilton wrote to Ashburner: “I wrote you the 28th of last Month.” He then crossed out this sentence and substituted: “Above is triplicate of mine to you.” Letter not found .] Merchant of St. Eustatius. See letters to Thomas Ashburner, April 28, May 13, 1772, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
Expecting that Capt Codwise would ⟨have⟩ saild two days ago, I had already wrote & delive⟨red⟩ my Letter to him, but the arrival of Capt Lowndes furnishes me with something more to say. By him I receivd sundry Letters; one from Mr. Henry Cruger, one from Mr. John Cruger, one from Mr. John Harris Cruger, and several from Henry Cruger Junior, which last are all Copies and have been answerd,...
I wrote you a few days ago by Capt Codwise to which refer you & should send you Copys by this opportunity but I am so unwell that it is with difficulty I make out to write these few lines. Every thing remains as then advisd. I have sold about 30 bbls flour more & Collectd a little more money from different people. The Major lies so ill that no one expects he’ll live till night. I receiv’d a...
I send you herewith Copies of my Letter’s ⅌ Codwise & Cunningham, since which nothing has occurd worth writing. Markets are just the same excepting in the price of Butter which is now reducd to 15 & 16 ⅌ a firkin. Your Philadelphia flour is realy very bad, being of a most swarthy complexion & withal very untractable; the Bakers complain that they cannot by any means get it to rise. Wherefore &...
In behalf of Mr. Nicholas Cruger (who by reason of a very ill state of health went from this to New York the 15th Ultimo) I have the pleasure to address you by the long expected Sloop Thunderbolt, Capt William Newton, Ownd by Mess[rs.] Jacob Walton, John Harris & Nicholas Cruger, the latter of whom has written you fully concerning her destination—which I need not repeat. She has on Board...
Here with I give you all your dispatches & desire youll proceed immediately to Curracoa. You are to deliver your Cargo there to Teleman Cruger Esqr. agreeable to your Bill Lading, whose directions you must follow in every respect concerning the disposal of your Vessell after your arrival. You know it is intended that you shall go from thence to the Main for a load of Mules & I must beg if you...
Above is triplicate of mine to you ⅌ Capt Henton to which have receivd no answer. I have now to beg the favour of you to pay Mess[rs.] Fraser Grant & Baillie of St Christophers on Mr Crugers Account as soon as convenient £13.4.10 Windward Currency for which Mr. Thomas shall have Credit. I am Sir   Your Respectful hum Serv LC , in writing of H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. In the MS of...
I receivd your favour of the 18th Ultimo in due time & beg pardon for not having answerd it before. I have by this opportunity desird Mr. Thomas Ashburner of St Eustatius to pay you the little matter I owe you, and when he has done it, I will be obligd to you for a few lines certifying the same. I am Gentlemen. Your Respectful Serv LC , in writing of H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
Your favour of the 21st. Ulto. ⅌ Capt Newton lies now before me, the Contents of which I have properly noted & beg to refer you to a Letter just finished to Mess[rs.] Jacob Walton & John Harris Cruger for everything relative to the Sloop Thunderbolt which I shall say nothing of here. I receivd the articles sent by her, agreeable to your memorandum & in good order. The Cost is to your Credit,...
I have now the pleasure to acquaint you with the arrival of your new Sloop Thunderbolt commanded by Capt William Newton, a fine Vessell indeed, but I fear, not so swift as she ought to be. However the Capt said he had never had an opportunity of a fair trial and consequently could form no right Judgment yet of her sailing. This goes by way of St Thomas and I must beg youll peruse the inclosed...
I have now the pleasure to acknowledge the receipt of your favour dated October the 19th. by Sloop Thunderbolt which arrived here on Wednesday Afternoon the 16th Instant, and on the saturday morning following I cleard her out and gave the Captain his dispatches for Curracoa, but he could not sail till the morning after. She landed here only 23 Hhds Indian Meal 6469 Staves 20 bbls Apples 300...
[ St. Eustatius, December 10, 1771 . On January 21, 1772, Hamilton wrote to Ashburner: “I received yours Dated Decemr. 10th.” Letter not found .]
[ New York , December 12 , 1771 . On January 10, 1772, Hamilton wrote to Cruger : “Your agreeable Letters of the 12 and 20th Ultimo were yesterday handed me.” Letter of December 12 not found .]
[ New York, December 20, 1771 . On January 10, 1772, Hamilton wrote to Cruger : “Your agreeable Letters of the 12 and 20th Ultimo were yesterday handed me.” Letter of December 20 not found .]
Your agreeable Letters of the 12 and 20th Ultimo were yesterday handed me [by] Mr Lynsen and Capt Gibb, who arrivd within a few hours of each other. Nothing cou’d be more pleasing to me than to hear of the reestablishment of your Health, and I sincerely wish you a permanent possession of that invaluable blessing. The 101 barrils superfine Flour from Philadelphia are just landed, about 40, of...
This serves to acknowledge receipt of your favour dated ye. 13 Ulto. covering Invoice & Bill Lading for 101 bbls Superfine flour which were landed in good order. I have Credited you for the Cost of them after rectifying a small error in the addition of Nos. 81 to 84 which youll please to examine & Note in conformity. I am Gentlemen   Your most obdt. Serv LC , in writing of H, Hamilton Papers,...
I receivd yours Dated Decemr. 10th in due time & observe what you say. I am much obligd to you for your promise to pay Messrs. Grant & Baillie the small sum I owe them and must beg if it is not done before this reaches you, you’ll immediately do it as I wish to have the matter settled. Also please to let me know if I must Credit you or Mr. Thomas for whats paid. I am Sir   Your very Hum Servt...
Two days ago Capt Newton deliverd me your favour without date & 41 Mules in such order that I have been oblig’d to send all of them to pasture, and of which I expect at least a third will die. The highest offer made me for 20 of the best was 70 ps., whereas if they had been in good order I could readily have obtaind £40 round, which I all along entertaind the most sanguine hopes of. Thus you...
Proceed immediately with the Sloop Thunderbolt to Curracoa & deliver the articles you have on Board agreeable to Bill Lading. Follow Mr Telleman Crugers directions in every Respect thenceforward & I trust I may rely on you to perform your part with all possible diligence & dispatch. Reflect continually on the unfortunate Voyage you have just made and endeavour to make up for the considerable...
Inclosd I send you Letter of Advice to William Gillilands draft on you for £111. 16. 6 New York Currency payable in 10 Days & must beg the favour of an immidiate Answer thereto. The Gentlemen who send it expect a punctual Compliance with the tenor of the Bill, as they receivd it instead of a Cash payment & I hope it may be in your power to give them satisfaction. I am, Sir   Your most Hum St...
The 9th Ultimo Capt Robert Gibb handed me your favour dated December 19th 1771 covering Invoice & Bill Lading for Sundrys which were landed in good order agreeable thereto. I sold all your Lumber off immediately at £16 pm, luckkily enough, the price of that article being now reducd to £12, as great quantitys have been lately imported from different parts of the Continent. Indeed, there must be...
Herewith you have duplicate of my two last Letters of the 27 November & 10th Ulto. and I now congratulate myself upon the pleasure of addressing you again, but am sorry I shall be obligd to communicate some dissatisfactory occurrencies. Your Sloop Thunderbolt arrivd here the 29th of the preceding Month with 41 More Skeletons. A worse parcel of Mules never was seen; she took in at first 48 &...
Capt Robert Gibb deliverd me on your Account   2   Mahogany dining Tables which I paid him the freight of. You may depend I shall do the best I can with them being with Esteem, Sir Your very Hum Serv LC , in writing of H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
Preceding is Copy of my last to you & beg leave to refer you thereto. I have at length the pleasure to acquaint you of the arrival of the Sloop Thunderbolt with her first Cargo of Mules but I am sorry to be obligd to offer you so unpleasing an account of them as I shall. The 2d. Ultimo she took in at the Main 48 very good Mules, most of them large and young. She arrivd here the 30th with 41 in...
St. Croix, March 17, 1772 . Announces arrival in St. Croix and describes firm’s recent business transactions. LC , in writing of H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
[ St. Croix ] March 18, 177 [ 2 ]. Is “glad to find my Clerk in my absence has desird you to take all my affairs in your hands that was in Mr. Hassells, who I am confident has been very negligent in them and triffled away a good deal of money to no purpose.” Then discusses various cases for which Buus will be responsible. LC , in writing of H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. In MS, name...
St. Croix, March 19, 1772 . Discusses business conditions in St. Croix and asks for certain articles. Also requests “two or three poor boys,” and adds: “Have them bound in the most reasonable manner you can. I fancy you cant fail of geting them by applying at the Poor-House. I want them to put on plantations.” LC , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. The first third of this letter is in an...
Tortola, March 30, 1772 . Sends “Invoice and bill Lading for 10 Hhds. Rum, ammounting to ps 473.4.” LC , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Only the summary of Codwise’s account with Nicholas Cruger, which is at the bottom of the letter, is in writing of H. Remainder is in unidentified handwriting.
St. Croix, May 5, 1772 . Acknowledges receipt “of your favour of the 6th Ulto. Inclosing me my Account Current and account of Sales.… I inclose you a sketch of your account with me.… The Ballance of my account when you become in Cash youll oblige me by sending me via St Eustatius.…” LC , in writing of H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1059. Ann Ventons quittance ved Hammilton for 45 rdr. contant og et oxehoved sucker of 16de maij 1772. D , Christiansteds byfogedarkiv skifteprot: 1769–80, no. 50, fol. 324, receipt no. 1059, Rigsarkivet, Copenhagen. The translation reads as follows: “1059. Ann Venton’s quittance of the 16th of May 1772 with Hamilton for 45 rigs-dollars cash and a hogshead of sugar.” Ann Lytton Venton, the...
St. Croix, May 19, 1772 . Regrets inability to pay protested bills and adds: “Believe me my good Brother, nothing in life has ever affected me more than this matter has. I wish to God it was in my power to reimburse you but realy it is not.” LC , in writing of H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
St. Croix, May 19, 1772 . “… Believe us Dear Sir it gives us real pain, that we should be the cause of so much uneasiness to you—and the more as we have it not in our power to replace those damn’d Protested Bills as we propos’d (in time).… The only compensation we can make you is to remit you—when those Bills return together with their amounts & Charges with you, the whole of the Interest and...
1060. Ann Ventons quittance of 23de maij 1772 rdr. for et oxehovet rum. D , Christiansteds byfogedarkiv skifteprot : 1769–80, no. 50, fol. 324–25, receipt no. 1060, Rigsarkivet, Copenhagen. The translation reads as follows: “1060. Ann Venton’s quittance of the 23 of May 1772 rigsdollar for a hogshead of rum.” For information concerning this receipt, see “Ann Lytton Venton’s Quittance with...
St. Croix, May 25, 1772 . “… you can send me the Ballance [of your account] at your leisure. Rye flour will sell for ps. 7. a barrel here readily but the Duty is 25 ⅌ Ct. However we enter it as Corn Meal and give the waiter a fee, which hint you must give the Capt if you send any down, and tell him to see me before he enters.…” LC , in writing of H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
St. Croix, June 19, 1772 . “I am happy in the Receipt of yours of the 18th Ultimo [with] … an account of the things you were good enough to send me in my absence.… I inclose you a sketch of your account.…” LC , in writing of H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. There is no record of a Nicholas Taylor. He may, however, have been a member of the firm of Willing and Taylor to which H had...
St. Croix, July 18, 1772 . “… This Vessell of mine is a fine large new sloop. I am sending her to New York and I’ll thank you to let me know if there is any one at your Island that would ship about 50 Hhds Sugar on freight or if theres any passengers that want to go to New York. She shall come over for them in about a fortnight.…” LC , in writing of H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress....
St. Croix, July 27, 1772 . “… I’m concerned its not in my power to send you over the provisions you order.… In my last I beg’d you to procure me freight for my Sloop which desire I now counterma⟨nd⟩ and will be oblig’d only to know if theres any passengers for New York.…” LC , in writing of H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
I take up my pen just to give you an imperfect account of one of the most dreadful Hurricanes that memory or any records whatever can trace, which happened here on the 31st ultimo at night. It began about dusk, at North, and raged very violently till ten o’clock. Then ensued a sudden and unexpected interval, which lasted about an hour. Meanwhile the wind was shifting round to the South West...
The Royal Danish American Gazette , October 17, 1772 . ; copy (incomplete), with minor word changes, Columbia University Libraries. Although it is impossible to determine beyond dispute that H was the author of this poem, it is attributed to him by J. C. Hamilton, who refers to it as “a hymn,” but ascribes it to the period when H attended school in Elizabethtown, New Jersey ( Hamilton, Life...
1045. Ann Ventons ordre paa capitain Lillie af 3die may 1773 i Alexander Hammiltons faveur for 15 oxehoveder sucker for Lyttons boe. D , Christiansteds byfogedarkiv skifteprot: 1769–80, no. 50, fol. 324–25, receipt no. 1045, Rigsarkivet, Copenhagen. The translation reads as follows: “1045. Ann Venton’s order of the 3rd of May 1773 on Captain Lillie for 15 hogshead of sugar from the Lytton...
965. Ann Lyttons quittance ved Alexander Hammilton for 50 rdr. betalt af capitain Lillie dend 26de maij 1773. D , Christiansteds byfogedarkiv skifteprot: 1769–80, no. 50, fol. 324–25, receipt no. 965, Rigsarkivet, Copenhagen. The translation reads as follows: “965. Ann Lytten quittance of the 26th of May 1773 with Alexander Hamilton for 50 rigsdollars paid by Captain Lillie.” For information...
994. Ann Ventons quittance til Hammilton, til Lillie, for Lyttons estate, for 25 rdr. af 3die junii 1773. D , Christiansteds byfogedarkiv skifteprot: 1769–80, no. 50, fol. 324–25, receipt no. 994, Rigsarkivet, Copenhagen. The translation reads as follows: “994. Ann Venton’s quittance of the 3rd of June 1773 to Hamilton, to Lillie, for 25 rigsdollars for the Lytton estate.” For information...
[ Elizabethtown, New Jersey, 1773 .] Quotations and paraphrases of the first three chapters of the Book of Genesis. AD , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Scholars differ on the year of H’s arrival in the North American colonies and the dates of his schooling there. These notes, and those which follow, were presumably made while H attended the school of Francis Barber in Elizabethtown, New...
[ Elizabethtown, New Jersey, 1773 .] Quotations and paraphrases of Chapters I–XIII of the Book of Revelation. AD , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
49The Iliad of Homer, [1773] (Hamilton Papers)
[ Elizabethtown, New Jersey, 1773 .] Exercise in Homer’s Iliad , beginning with Book 12. Discontinuously numbered lines in Greek are followed by one page of English translation and notes in English on the geography of the eastern Mediterranean. D , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. The authorship of this MS is not known. The handwriting bears only a slight resemblance to that of H. If H...
50List of Books, [1773] (Hamilton Papers)
[ Elizabethtown, New Jersey, 1773 .] Numbered list of twenty-seven books and subjects on Ancient and Medieval history and philosophy. D , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. The authorship of this MS is not known. The handwriting is not that of H, but the document may be a copy of a missing original by H. Although MS contains no date, it probably belongs to the period when H was in school or...