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I received your letter of the 7th instant, covering an account of Stock purchased by you for the United States. I observe that you have exceeded the sum which was limitted by me to the amount of one thousand and ninety eight Dollars, eighty nine Cents. But so small a difference is not very material, and I am willing that the whole should remain on account of the United States. In order to a...
[ Philadelphia, February 11, 1791. On February 16, 1791, Seton wrote to Hamilton : “I am honored with your letter of the 11th.” Letter not found. ]
A considerable time since Mr. Francis Cashier of the Bank of North America delivered me the inclosed piece of Metal which has Mr. Brasiers stamp and is alleged to be less valuable than the Stampt piece of equal weight to which it was intended to correspond by 8/10 Pa. Currency. This estimate is formed according to the specific gravity of the piece as ascertained by the Hydrostatic Ballance. In...
I find on examination that I have drawn out of the Bank of New York more money than I intended. It was my intention to keep there about 100 000 Dollars but I will contrive ere long to replace; and in the mean time I wish you to understand that if any ballance in favour of the Branch should at any time press you unduly I will upon notice come to your aid as far as my deposits there will permit....
[Philadelphia, March 22, 1792. The dealer’s catalogue description of this letter reads: “On financial matters.” Letter not found .] ALS , sold at Parke-Bernet Galleries, February 10, 1959, Lot 69.
Inclosed is a resolution of the Trustees of the Sinking Fund appropriating a certain sum for the purchase of public Debt within certain limits therein specified. In consequence of that resolution I have concluded to apply One hundred and fifty thousand dollars towards purchases in the city of New York and to ask you to undertake the execution of the business. In thus forbearing to employ some...
[ Philadelphia, March 21, 1791. In his letter to Hamilton on March 28, 1791 , Seton referred to “the Bond endorsed in your letter of the 21st.” Letter not found. ]
I send you herewith an official letter. This private one I write as explanatory of it. I hardly expect that you will be able to procure the debt within the limits prescribed—And yet I do not know what effect the imprudent speculations in Bank Script may produce. A principal object with me is to keep the Stock from falling too low in case the embarrassments of the dealers should lead to...
[ New York, February 11, 1790. The dealer’s catalogue gives the following description of this letter: “Mentions that he will soon have occasion to apply to the Bank of NY for a loan of $50,000.” Letter not found. ] ALS , sold at Parke-Bernet Galleries, May 2, 1947, Lot 257.
[ Philadelphia, April 1, 1791. On April 11, 1791, Seton wrote to Hamilton : “I have to acknowledge the honor of your Letter of the 1st. instant.” Letter not found. ]