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Account with Robert Harpur, [20 September 1774]

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.

1This 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.

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