Account with Robert Harpur1
[New York, September 20, 1774]
|1774||Mr. Alexr. Hamilton at £ 3 . . 4 Quar.||Dr.||Con||Cr.|
|£ s. d|
|Sepr. 20||entered with me this day, to Study Mathems.||1783.||By Cash recd. from him,
now Col. Hamilton, as a
present at the close
of the War
|5 Guins. = 9—6—8|
D, from the original in The New York State Library, Albany.
1. This entry is from the account book of Harpur, who was a professor of mathematics at King’s College.
In order to accelerate his studies at King’s College, H was tutored privately by Harpur. See Mitchell, Hamilton description begins Broadus Mitchell, Alexander Hamilton, Youth to Maturity, 1755–1788 (New York, 1957). description ends , I, 55.