[March 1, 1782–1791]2
|Dr.||Pierre Van Cortlandt3||Cr.|
|To this sum due for the Clerkship of his son P. V. Cortlandt commenced||150|
|Dr.||Jacob LeRoy & Sons4||Cr.|
|1784||To this sum due for the Clerkship of his son Jas. LeRoy commenced this day||150||this sum given up as Mr. LeRoy did not continue his Clerkship||150|
|May||To opinion given in the case of Kelly & Lot||1.10.0|
|further advice & consuls||3.||Ballance due A Hamilton||12. 8|
|Opinion on Question respecting renouncing Administration in favour of Mr I Labanel||1.10.0|
|Costs in the cause of Egb. Benson Administrator &c. v. Laffers||6.18|
|Aug 4||Ballance of Acco. rendered this day||£12.18||By Cash||£12. 8|
|Feby 6.||To advice at different times consultations &c in the affairs of Broome & Plat||10.||Decr. 5||Received Cash||£10|
|Dr.||Abraham Ten Brook5||Cr.|
|Febru||To this sum due for the Clerkship of his son Dirk Ten Brook commenced this day||150||Oct. 11||By Cash||150|
|To advice &c. in the affair of Mr. Soderstrom||3. 4||1786||By Cash||£3. 4|
|To advice to M[ess]rs. Smith & Sears concerning attachment of Soderstroms effects. Quare||Aug 26||By Cash||7.10|
|To opinion concerning bills of Exchange ⟨in-⟩ dorsed by Sears & Smith||1.10||Aug. 26.||This day settled all accounts of Sears & Smith & Isaac Sears|
|Aug 30||Retainer in a cause expected to be commenced by Soderstrom against Sears & Smith and advice therein at different times||6.||10.14|
|Decr.||To appearance for Capt Smith at his instance before the council||£6.8||March 11||Received||£6.8|
|Dr.||Philip Van Renselaaer8||Cr.|
|To this sum paid you by Mr. Robinson on my account||By rent of your house for months|
|Dr.||Manor of Renselaarwyck or Stephen Van Rensselaer9||Cr.|
|Sept. 29||To an opinion given the executors this day||£3. 4|
|1785||drawing a memorial to the Legislature||1.10|
|April||drawing act of Legislature Notice &c.||3. 4||By Cash of Leonard
Gansevoort I believe
|June 16||paid for exemplification of act||1.12|
|June||By ditto paid Mrs. Hamilton||100|
|March 16||drawing a bill to confirm agreement made with other devisers &c.||3. 4|
|Nov 23||To paid Bill Hair dresser for yr. acct.||0.12|
|October||paid Francis J’ans for sundries acct.||4. 6.4|
|Nov 8||paid McClean & Co. for advertising notice upon application to Legisl:||4.10|
|Feby. 9||paid Morgan Lewis upon yr. Note||323. 5.6|
|Feby. 26.||To advice respecting two Mortgages||£3. 4||Received||£3. 4|
|May||To this sum discounted upon your order upon Gardner Wilson & Co||384.10.4||May 20||By this sum liquidated with Assignees of Heart||768. 5.9|
|To a note in my hands from Assignees of Heart payable first August next||384. 2.10||Aug 1||By this sum received
of Assignees of Heart
for amt. of Note per
|To paid for Reg. Mortgage drawing assignment articles of Ag. & Counterpart||4||☞||Inquire about the amount of Note to Gardner Wilson & Co. discounted|
|postage for letters To this sum for my trouble in negotiating the matter||10|
|Aug. 1||To this sum lost on weighing the money in the bank||0. 9.11|
|4||To this sum paid ye draft in fav William Gillies & Co||132. 7.3|
|Ballance carried to Fol 47||286.12.3|
|1784||To this sum paid him in full Receipt||settled||1784||By this sum borrowed of him for which he has my note|
|To this sum lent you||£100||May||By this sum received upon your note discounted at the bank||99|
|Dr.||The United States||Cr.|
|March 1||To ballance of Account as per certificate dated this day bearing interest at six per Cent from the 4th of the same month.||£1128||By this sum received of Mr. Morris (being so much left in my hands out of taxes received about £80|
|Dr.||John Carter alias Church12||Cr.|
|1783||By this sum borrowed at Philadelphia||48.|
To this sum paid Cornelia De Peyster in part of the purchase money of a lot in broadway
|596||1784||By this sum received of the bank on his account by the hands of John Chaloner £1320 P. Cy.||1408|
|25||To ditto ditto||240. 4||June 18||By this sum received of the bank being for a bill of Exchange sent me on his account by John Chaloner drawn on James and Alex Stewart & discountd||597.12|
|Aug 25||This sum paid Ths. Smith on account of Mrs. De Peyster||500|
|October 13||Cash paid Mrs. De Peyster the ballance of the purchase money of the lot in broadway with interest||1502.10.8||J 24||By this sum received on a draft of James Bowne on John Delafield 373 dolls.||149. 4|
|☞||To John Chaloner for this sum remaining in his hands to be carried to your Credit||By this sum received of William Bowne for Js. Bownes draft on him||30.|
|Ballance due J Church||715. 4.5||Aug 16||By this sum received of Capt Geddes for Thomas Irvins draft on him||25. 0.5|
|By this sum received for a draft sent me by Mr. Chaloner on James Buchanon & Co.||400|
|By this sum received of Rand. son & Stewarts for bill sent by Mr. Chaloner||300|
|By my draft on J Chaloner in favour of Daniel McCormick||382.16|
|By my draft on J Chaloner for||1000|
|June 1||Amots. of Interest on sums had for my own use to this day||57. 1|
|Aug 3d||To Cash paid you||£57.10||1785
|Ballance brought down||715. 4.5|
|Feby 1||To cash remitted by the Roebuck Packet||782.10.8||July 7||By this sum recd. of Wm. Floyed||57.10|
|paid freight of ditto||8||772.14.5|
|April 8||To cash paid Constable Rucker & Co. for a bill of Exchange remitted Packet for £400 Sterling||753.15.6||1786
|By this sum received by the hands of Jeremiah Wadsworth for your last half yry. div:||720|
|June 9||To this sum remitted by Tankerville Packet||1057.17.8||By this sum received of Bank of N York||72|
|July 8||To this sum remitted by Carteret Packet & freight paid here||1000||March 9||By this sum received of Isaac Moses & Co||1217.11.7|
|To ballance carried forward to Fol 46||2355.11.11||May 3||By dividend N Y B||72.|
|June 8||By amt. of Stock passed to my Credit||2400|
|☞||By this sum received on 2 dividend of I. Moses & Co.||760.19.9|
|£6015. 5.9||6015. 5.9|
|1784||Pensylvania Currency||1784||Pensylvania Curr|
|Feby. 26||To this sum received of the bank of NA by my order for a half years dividend on J. Carters dividend||£1320||Octr. 24||By my draft in favour of Jno. Mayly||46.17.6|
|Jany 7||By this sum paid for
repairing my carriage
|Jany 13||By this sum paid for postage||2.6|
|Feby 5.||By my draft in favour of Mr. Vickar||187.10|
|10||By do. in favr. Mr N. Hoffman||114.16. 5|
|12||postage of letters||3.10|
|13||paid Philip Thompson on my account||34.13.9|
|Cash pd. postage of a letter||1|
|Ballance due as per account received 28th Feby. 1784||932. 5|
|Feby 28||To ballance of Accot. received this day||£932.5||April||By my draft in favour of Haym Solomon||150|
|By J Church for this sum to be carried to his credit||782. 5|
|Nov 17||To ballance of J B Churchs last half yearly dividend||400|
|Sept. 26.||To Cash paid N Hubbard per his receipt in bundle Receipts indorsed on my Note||£130—||By this sum borrowed of him for which he has my note of hand||£106.13.4|
|Interest thereon to Sepr. 26. 86||23. 6.8|
|To Cash paid Mr. Mulligan 20 Guineas||37. 6.8||April||By amount of his account rendered this day||82.15|
|October 13||Cash by a Check on the bank||30.|
|Dr.||State of New York—Contra||Cr.|
|To this sum lost in 76 by the desertion from the company; by which stoppage became impossible as Memorandum book No. 3||65.10||By ballance of account for sundries furnished my company of Artillery which was to have been deducted out of their pay|
|To this sum paid Mr. Thompson Taylor by Mr Chaloner on my accot for making Cloaths for the said company||34.13.9|
|March 9||To ballance of Alsop Hunt and James Hunts account for leather Breeches supplied the company Rects.||6. 8.7|
|Sepr. 26||To amount of my expences to Baltimore as Commissioner||76.18||By Cash||£76.18|
|Jany.||Advanced door keeper of the Assembly for wood.||20|
|To amount of expences to & at Philadelphia I believed paid|
|To amount of Acct. NY v Massachusetts||112|
|To my wages as delegate from 21st February when I commenced with Gansevort to 5th May when he left the City|
|Deduct omissions from May 26 when sworn in with Yates to 14 June when went to Convention from 30 July when returned to Congress to Oct 2d when removed|
|From October 4th. when attended at New House to 16 when closed for want of Congress|
|May 1||To Cash paid this day||£186.13.4||March 1||By amount of sundries as account||£322.7.4|
|To appearance as Council on two indictments||12.16|
|Feby 23||To Cash||100.||Feby 20||By sundries acct. rendered this day||62.1|
|Aug||To ditto||settled Rect. in full|
|Dr.||Bank of New York||Cr.|
|May 1||To this sum paid Mr. Maxwell in part of a house purchased on account of the bank||£150||Aug. 16||By this sum paid to my order||£40|
|25||Check in favour of Thomas Smith||500|
|To this sum paid the Cashier being balance of subscription first moi.||150||27||Check in favour of James Barkley||84. 8|
|27||Check in favour of Mr. Mulligan||32. 8|
|To this sum received of James Buchanon & Co. for a bill of Exchange||400||do Mr. Clapper||525.18|
|Check in favour of Fred. Jay||96|
|Aug 15||To Received of Randall son & Stewards||300||Oct. 13||By Check in favr. Mr. Mulligan||30|
|ditto||By draft in favour Mrs. DePeyster||1502. 8|
|Sepr. 2||received of Daniel McCormick||382.16||Nov. 7||ditto in favour of James Barkeley||50.|
|do 13||To Cash||525.18|
|25||To ditto||181.14.||do. in fav of Pierre v.|
|Oct 13||To Cash. 400 dolls.||160||Cortlandt||40.|
|To Check from Solomon & Mordecai||1000|
|Aug 6||To ballance due me this day To Cash||625||By Check in favour of Wm. Backhouse||1250|
|Aug 31||To Cash for ballance due me this day||850 68/96|
|Dr.||John Marston & Brother17||Cr.|
|June 1||To drawing a bond and Mortgage from v. Elseworth||£3. 4||June 23||By Cash received of Elseworth||£3.4|
|Feby.||To opinion given this day respecting a conveyance to be made by Millner||1.10|
|To consultation with Doctr. Johnson and opinion thereon respecting his fathers will||3. 4|
|Feby 23||drawing power lease & release||4.|
|Jun 29||drawing Notice on Mortg. & three copies fol 10||1.17.6|
|1788 Octr.||To paid Samuel Loudon for advertising sale of mortgaged premisses||10.||November 13 88 Account rendered|
|July 16||To advice concerning ing the will of John Aspinwall||£1.10||Jany 21||Received Cash||£23|
|S||Drawing notice on a Mortgage and advice concerning Wm. Smiths estate||2. 6|
|S||opinion concerning Nuncupative will of Win. Smith||1.10|
|S||Drawing 6 leases & releases for father & brothers estate at £3.4 each||19. 4|
|March 19||Advice concerning a policy of Insurance of Aspinwalls||1.10|
|Aug 9||drawing a release from Henry Smith to him as Administrator of his fathers estate||2.||November||Account rendered
|Feby. 6||Draft of a law for Trustees of Aspinwall||3. 4|
|May 10||Opinion concerning do.||1.10|
|advice &c in affair between Executors of Aspinwall & Franks||3. 4|
|Advice concerning Part: concerns of Sears & Smith & concerning house erected on Mr. Smiths Lot||3. 4|
|Costs in suit as Ads to Wm. Smith v Buffet||0.10|
|Nov 17||To advice concerning a bond of Phil v Home power of Atty &c.||0.10|
|Aug 14||To cash lent 4 half Johs. 47 Guineas sent him by Mr. Ten Broeck||May||By Cash||£100|
|amt. as his note to||£100|
|Aug 5.||To Cash lent. 223 dolls.||89.4||Nov. 1||By Cash||£89.4|
|Aug 15th||To this sum delivered Mrs. Hamilton||18.13.4|
|1784||By sundries as per account||70.16|
|Aug. 24||To Cash paid poor tax laid on the house||3.15|
|To Cash in full||67. 1|
|Novem 7||To Cash as Receipt in Receipt book||Nov 1—||By 1 Qrs. Rent due this day||50|
|May 1:||By 2 quarters rent|
|January 8||To Cash paid house tax for poor||18. 9|
|June 17||To Cash paid J R Meyer upon an order from J Barkely accepted||100|
|To Cash as per Check on the Bank for 211 Dollars Dated 30 Aug. 84 omitted qr. the Account||84. 8|
|1786 July 13||To Cash pd. J R Meyers pursuant to award||126. 0.10|
|Amt. of your order in favour of Richard Platt dated 22 Sepr 85 omitted||239. 7|
|Ditto dated 27 Sep. 85 omitted||60.13|
|Nov||To Cash lent||£20||March 10.||Your half of 16/ received of J Mellores for drawing releases||0. 8|
|July 7||To ditto received by him||4.17.3|
|Nov. 14||To paid for a Cask of Porter||6. 6|
|1786||this sum advanced you||8.|
|March 22||Cash advanced you||16.|
|1784||To paid Fred: Jay’s accot||22.11.6||April 14||By cash received of Israel Underhill for rent||£14|
|To paid Philandr Brasier for carpeting||21.|
|To paid Guion & Carty for sugar &c||23.10.3|
|Jan 17||To paid H mulligans acct.||21.19.10|
|Feby. 23||To James Rivington for a set silver salts charged to me||11. 4|
|March 5||To Cash lent Johnny||3. 5.6|
|17||ditto Sums Book||8.16|
|June 6||To Cash paid John Rounsawell for a horse he had of him||7.12|
|June 7||To Cash paid J Minshutts draft on you in fav of Alex Leckie||19.14.4½|
|To paid Js. Bell Hair dresser to John Schuyler paid April 16||4. 5.4|
|July 20||To paid Timothy Wood for Boots &c furnished to John Rect.||3. 8|
|Aug 30||To paid Nichols. Hoffman for 5 barrels of cider had Nov. 16, 84||5|
|To paid Ritson & Bayard per accot. & Receipt omitted||9. 8.2|
|Oct 1||To paid Walter Becker for a Hat for Philip||2|
|Decr.||To paid Vanderbilt his accot. for shoes furnished himself & son||3.17|
|Jany 4||To paid for book for Phillip||1.|
|27||To paid Chs. Robertson for John & Philip||4.10.10|
|Jany 31||To deliverd Phillip for wood at College||13. 6|
|May 22||paid Barnes & Livingston for some China had sometime since||1.12|
|Cash advanced Mrs. Schuyler||.16|
|June 16||gave Philip to purchase Livy’s Ritteston||2.|
|paid his Tutor for private Tuition (James Hardie)||1.17.4|
|To paid a Gardiner his expences to Albany Oct 29 past||1. 0.0|
|Augt. 3||To Cash pd. Rot. Harpur for Copy of Poll lists||10. 0.0|
|26||To Cash advanced Philip to pay for Euclids elements||0.18.8|
|To paid Remsen for deed to Skidmore||2.16|
|To advanced Philip||£3|
|To this sum advanced Phillip by Mr De Heart to purchase a Geo: book||0.14.6|
|To draft of deeds to Mr. Stephen Schuyler for Mr. Kennedy & wife pd.||Decr. 12.||By Cash||£3.4|
|Dr.||Corporation of Albany||Cr.|
|October||To my services Retainer attendance on hearing &c. in a cause before the Commissioners of the land office||15.|
|To a negro wench Peggy sold him||£90||By his account for care and medicines of the wench||10|
|By this sum received of Mr. Lowe||70|
|July||To Cash paid this day||£24.0.7||Aug||By this sum received of John Hunt||24.0.7|
|July 23||To Cash paid Rect.||£25.18.4||June 17||By this sum received
of Mary Harris Executrix
of Js. Harris
|Decr. 3||To ditto||6. 7.5|
|April 8||To Cash by a Check upon the bank||£34. 2.7||Decr. 23.||By Cash received in full for bond against Thomas & Fowler||£34. 2.7|
|To amt. of Costs in your suit agt. John Hawkins||10.13.9||By John Ths. Sheriff per amt. of judgment against Treadwell received by him but not paid||153. 7.2|
|To do. in yr. suit agt.
|9.10.3||I presume this has been settled|
|Aug 28. 1797|
|Dr.||Augustus V Cortlandt27||Cr.|
|July 22d.||Cash paid Receipt||£383.18.7||June 6||By this sum received of Nicholas Jones||£383.18.7|
|To draft of two deeds for Executors of Chambers one to Crommelin the other to Laurence||£6. 8||Received||£6. 8|
|To one half the Tavern expence of a reference between Ducher & Vacher paid Simmons||1.15.3|
|June 25||To Cash paid Secretary for extracts of records||1.1.3||Sep 1.||By Cash received||£46.1.3|
|July||To 9 days absence to try your cause at £5 per day||45|
|Nov 20.||To opinion in writing on two cases stated||£3.4|
|Dr.||John P. Waldrom31||Cr.|
|Retainers in suits against ten persons at £1.10 each||15|
|July 26.||To drawing an assignment pursuant to a writ for a waterlot||£5|
|July 28||To advice concerning several matters||£3. 4||By Cash received as a fee 15 Guineas||£28|
|To extra retainers in three Defendant causes 3 Guineas||5.12|
|July 21||To advice concerning a will of Townshend||£1.17.4|
|Feby. 1.||Opinion on case with Birdsall||1.10|
|Jany 5||drawing notice of sale of mortgaged premises||£1.10||By Cash received||£1.10|
|drawing a petition &c. respecting rents due to persons for houses within the British lines||£1.10|
|Dr.||Assignees of John DeWindt Junr.37||Cr.|
|drawing a petition and bill to be passed into a law||£3|
|June 17||Advice and drawing notice to Creds.||2.|
|June||To advice concerning a mortgage||£3. 0||Nov 29||By Cash||£11.10|
|Aug 5||Amount of Costs in suit of J. Leake acct. rendered||3.11|
|ditto in suit of V Kuren & Braisser||3. 9.3|
|drawing an Assignment from Soderstrom to you||£2|
|Decr. 11.||Advice concerning a power of Attorney to Laurin||1.10|
|Advice concerning Israels affair||1.10|
|advice & appearance in Admiralty cause|
|To opinion concerning attachmt.||£1.10||By Cash received in full||£7.18|
|To appearance as Council before the Assembly||6. 8|
|Aug 22||To advice concerning Bernes affair, inspection of deeds &c.||3.4|
|Advice concerning an offer of Paris to pay in certificates||£1.10|
|Nov. 30||Advice concerning the propriety of suing a person in whose hands goods were attached||1.10|
|1786 Aug 5||Appearance at Quarter session in the affair of the Coppias||1.10|
|1788 May 4.||Opinion concerning Lord Hollands estate||2.|
|Dr.||Isaac Moses & Moses Meyers43||Cr.|
|Aug 2.||Advice concerning a Brigantine conveyed to Mr. Ludlow||1.10|
|Dr.||Trustees of Isaac Moses44||Cr.|
|Nov. 25||for drawing assignment||£10.||May 17||By cash received
|actually paid for engrossing do||1.|
|Drawing release of Dower||2.|
|actually paid for engrossing it||0. 8|
|1786||paid for Copy of Assignment for Trustees in Holland||0.13.4|
|March 9||paid Remsen for four deeds of the real estate of Isaac Moses per his account settled this day||12.16.|
|paid for a second copy of Assignment & notary for certifying|
|July||To Cash paid Moses Meyers||15. 9.|
|October||To paid Sam Loudon for advertising notice to Creditors||1.18|
|paid Do. for advertising sale of houses & lots||2.14|
|To Cash paid Judah||£24.12||Decr. 18||By Cash received of Executors of Gifford||24.12|
|March 12.||To Cash lent||1.17.4|
|Dr.||Laurance and Morris46||Cr.|
|Jany 6.||To this sum lent||£200.||By your note for 200 discounted at bank–Dis||198.14.4|
|March 24.||To my fee for trying your cause Majorel||5.|
|Dr.||Gaspard Joseph Amand Ducher47||Cr.|
|May 10||paid postage of a letter under cover to me to Mr. Sabatier De Catres||£0.12.0||Jany 4||by this sum borrowed of him for which he has my bond||£600|
|June 3d.||paid postage||1.2|
|settled & paid||0.13.2|
|Sepr 24||By interest on ditto to the fourth of May 1788||98|
|For this sum he has two bonds which are duplicates of each other of this date payable the 4th of May Qr. what year|
|Dr.||John Cortlandt Schuyler48||Cr.|
|Jany 28||To this sum paid Kelly upon his Note||£70. 2|
|Aug 30||To paid Mr. Harpur for copy of records||0.16|
|17 March||To paid E Basset amt. of Jud agt. you||100. 3. 5|
|Interest on the first & last sum to this day at 7 Ct||9.17.10|
|for which sum I have his bond and mortgage||£181|
|Dr.||The Agents of the Proprietors of Waway49||Cr.|
|March 22d||To Account for advice & services rendered this day attending a month at Chester and divers attendance at New York||£150|
|March 22.||To Cash lent||£16.16||March 26.||By Cash||£16.16|
|Dr.||Baron de Polnitz51||Cr.|
|May 29.||To Cash paid a Plumber for work done to the house in the outward per Rect. Peter Newman||£9. 4.3||By error||£6|
|By Cash in full||231.16.4|
|July 28||To the sum advanced his daughter Wilhelmina for her maintenance||50.|
|Aug. 26||To ditto ditto||18.|
|Febr. 7||To Cash paid Abigail Beach for board of his sons Rect. Js. Akins||13|
|19||To Cash paid Miss W Polnitz||20|
|Nov 16||To Cash paid Musick Master||4.10|
|21||To Cash paid Abigail Beach for boarding your two sons J Akins Rec||13|
|Decr. 4||To Cash paid Miss Polnitz||16|
|13||To cash paid Mrs. Seton for 1 Quarters board due the 4th instant||10|
|Jany.||To do. paid do. 1 Quarters board due 4th March||20|
|Febru 2||to paid Abigail Beach for board of two sons to Jany 29||14|
|16||To paid Mrs. Seton for the ensuing quarters board of Miss Polnitz||15|
|March 4||To paid do. for To cash paid Miss Polnitz the 18 of January omitted||8|
|22||To paid F. Childs for advertising your house||1. 4|
|March 27||To cash paid taxes of house||9.11.8|
|April 3||To cash paid Miss Polnitz||8|
|Interest on ditto|
|Aug 16||To advice at different times concerning a deed of gift||£3.|
|Aug. 18||To advice concerning a certain Note||£1.10|
|Decr. 12.||To advice in writing concerning bill of Exchange of Millers & Co.||3. 4|
|Dr.||Henry A. Williams54||Cr.|
|Aug 18||For drawing advertisement of a sale upon a Mortgage of Skencks||£1.10|
|[24||To Cash pd. S. Loudon for advertising the same for sale||.12|
|To Ditto for Contg. Ditto 39 times (as per his acct. rendered)||7.16]55|
|Aug 26.||To Cash paid S Jones at your Request||1.17.4||Memo: I am not certain but this is paid. Mr. Delafield can ascertain it.|
|To advice concerning Hardits Affair||1.17.4|
|drawing general release||0.10|
|Aug 30||To Cash paid Mr. Harpur for searching for Original deed in his cause against Delavan||0. 4.6|
|To dead charge on the circuit in West|
|Chester to try your cause being a critical cause & having succeeded||20.|
|Aug 30||To advice concerning Eagles bond||1.10|
|Dr.||Kilian Van Rensselaar59||Cr.|
|Sepr. 23.||To Cash lent||£4.10||By Cash||£4.10|
|Dr.||Family of Hoffmans60||Cr.|
|Octr 12||To attendance on the trial of Jacob Moore||By Cash received||£100|
|Adsm R R Livingston at the Camp||75.0.0||By ballance believed to have been satisfied||75|
|To attendance on hearing before the Arbitrators||75.|
|Attendance on different consultations||25.|
|Dr.||David R. Floyed61||Cr.|
|Octr. 29||drawing a bill to be passed into a law respecting an estate in which he is a Remainder man||3.4|
|Dr.||Haydock & Warr62||Cr.|
|Nov. 15||advice concerning dispute with Thomas Franklin||1.10||Nov. 23||By Cash||£6.10|
|1786||advice at two different times concerning duties of a vessel||3.|
|March 12||drawing Petition to Legislature concerning do||2.|
|Nov. 14||To this sum received by him of the Trustees of Esopus as a Retainer||5.||By Cash||£5.|
|Ap 29||To paid Childs for publishing a Notice in Chan: cause of G. Schuler in which he is solicitor||2.8|
|Nov. 14.||To this sum received by him of Trustees of Schenectady as a Retainer||£5||July||By Cash||5.|
|Dr.||Executors of H. Franklin65||Cr.|
|Decr 1–9||To advice concerning Continental money deposited with Testator||1.10||Charged in cause with Slingerland||2.6|
|drawing power of Atty. to sell lands||.16|
|Der. 15.||To opinion on a case stated by him on a Patent to Cortland van Ness and others||3.4|
|Dr.||John B. Church67||Cr.|
|Aug. 4||To this sum Portlands Packet||2000||By ballance brought forward||2355.11.11|
|Sepr. 1.||To paid John Delafield for premium of Insurance||61.10||July 31||
|To this sum delivered Mr. De Heart to be shipped||800||Oct. 7||By Dominick Lynch for purchase money of half the lot due Aug 1||1050|
|N. B. Shipped by the Antelope Packet||By Walter Livingston for ditto do.||1050|
|Decr. 6||To 2 bills of Exchange each for 100£ Stg drawn by Wm. Backhouse & Co. remitted per Packet||376.19.9||Nov 17||By Cash received from Philad. in part of your last dividend||316. 4. 3|
|6 Ct||By John Chaloner for ball. due deducting ½ Ct. commission & postage amounting together to £3.10.6||400|
|shipped Betsey Capt Watson|
|Feby. 7||To Cash Duke of Cumberland Packet||679. 1.4||Feby 1||
|919. 1. 4|
|April 4||To Cash the Speedy Packet including freight||500|
|To bill of exchange Wm. Backhouse & Co. for £250 Sterling||471. 2.3|
|July 25||bill of Exchange drawn by ditto for 800£ Stg premium 7 ½ Ct first sent Ship Lord Middleton Capt Heyhill||1528.17.9|
|March 16||By Cash of J. Wadsworth||400|
|By ditto of N Shalor||400|
|By ditto of N Shalor||400|
|Interest on ballance due first June 1785 to June 1. 1787||100. 2. 7|
|on £715.4.5||9991. 0. 1|
|August 1||bill of Exchange of Francis Upton for 40£ Sterling a 7 Ct. prem.||76. 1.9||87|
|July 25||Account transmitted this day ballance exclusive of value of lot 870.7.7.|
|ditto of Baron Poelnitz on Messr. Drummonds for 100£ Stg at 7 Ct.||190. 4.6||Ballance brought down||870. 7. 7|
|Sepr 5||bill drawn by Wm. Backhouse & Co. for 800 Stg. a 8 Ct.||1536.||Aug. 17||By your last half yearly divid. of bank stock||720.|
|1788||paid Delafield premium of insurance Antelope Packet||12.||By this sum received of J Chaloner||140|
|Feby. 18||To bill of Exchange of Wm. Backhouse & Co. for 400 Stg.||771.11.1||Nov
|By this sum received of R
Troupe on account of Cuyler & Gans
|March 20||To ditto for 200 do||385.15.7||purchase money of lot||2100|
|July 31||Bill of Hamilton on Hamilton for £50 Stg.||96||Augt. 4||By this sum received of J Wadsworth||1200|
|Quaere?||By dividend of January omitted|
|Aug. 6||To this sum Roebuck Packet including freight||1040.||Aug 20||
|Sepr 2.||To bill of Will Backhouse & Co. for £400 Stg||778.13.4|
|To this sum paid for executing a commission in yr. suit v Fitsimmons||6.13.2||Ballance carried to 78|
|Oct. 17||To this sum pd. D Phoenix Quit rent of your lot prior to sale||3. 4.1½|
|Aug 26||To your draft in favour of Col Jameison accepted this day||100||By Ballance brought from fol 4||286.18.3|
|vide bundle Receipts To Costs Adsm Jacob Sarley||5. 1.6||By Cash received of Dan Ludlow for his brother Robert||163. 9|
|Novr. 3||To Cash paid his Atty Nath Gardner||50|
|To Costs of suit v R Ludlow||10.17.9|
|18||To cash paid your draft in favour of Messrs William Gillies & Co||133. 6.8|
|To Costs of suit Adsm Wardrop||21.12.3|
|July 5||To Cash pd. Thos. Goadsby||120.|
|paid Reg Mortgage omitted||10.|
|paid postage at different times||8.6|
|Ballance due A. Macaulay||8.10.7|
|January 9th. 1788. settled the above account this day ballance due me as above to be passed to my Credit in new account Alexr. Macaulay68|
|Octr. 7||To one half a lot in broad way of J Barker Church sold you payable in nine months||1050||Aug 1||Cash||1050|
|Sepr. 29||To Cash pd. Cary Ludlow||£200||Buy my bond for (say 1500)||£1500|
|Oct 19||To Cash paid ditto||200|
|July 7||To ditto paid ditto settled||100|
|Oct. 7||To one half the lot of J Barker Church sold you payable in Nine months||1050.||Oct 13||By Cash (including Int. deducted for prompt payment)||570|
|By Ballance due for which I have a note payable in 9 Mo:||480|
|Oct. 13||To your Note of this date pay nine months||480.||By Cash||480|
|Oct 1||To this sum due for fee with your son as Clerk||150.||Oct. 12||By Cash received of N Miller Esqr||40.13.7|
|Oct 1||This day Mr. S. Broome Junior entered this office as Clerk & This 1st of May absented himself to return 1789||By Note of||119. 6.5|
|Oct. 19||To Cash paid Mr. Marshall||£0.4||Octr. 19.||By duties on 4 small boxes with Caps and medicine different vessels||0.4|
|Octr. 31.||To Cash lent as his note of this date||£40||By Cash received||£40|
|Dr.||The Minister of Spain74||Cr.|
|Nov 2||To Cash paid Samuel Jones||£3. 4||Decr. 20||By Cash||£137.9.8|
|22||To Cash paid Mr. Winter Agree||60.|
|Decr. 6||To Cash pd H. Deputy Sheriff Hardenbrook||4. 1|
|To amount of Goal keepers fees assumed by me||29.14|
|To advice and services as Council||37. 6.8|
|To Cash for Judge Morris||3. 4|
|Decr. 27||To opinion in writing concerning affairs of Samuel & Moses Meyers for Assignees in Holland||3.4||By Cash||3.4|
|Decr. 27||drawing a deed of conveyance from Townshend||3. 4|
|ditto release of dower||1.16|
|Nov. 20||To opinion respecting a bargain with B Livingston||1.17.4|
|Dr.||Cuyler & Gansewort78||Cr.|
|Decr. 27||To advice concerning a bill of Exchange||£1.10|
|May 1||To paid Postage of bill in Chancery &c.||4.19.4|
|Jany. 19||To advice concerning a title to be given by Mr. Rivington||1.10|
|1785||To costs in a suit against assumed by you||1787|
|Sepr 3d.||By Cash received||£28|
|1786||By Cash at different times heretofore omitted||17.8.10|
|Jay. 10||To paid for a load of Coals sent you||0.14|
|To Cash paid Rivington for Parcht.||8.||By Cash in Jersey money||6.|
|Sepr. 21||By Cash||9.|
|Nov. 2.||By Cash for Costs in Skinners suit||9.0. 9|
|9||By Cash Brailsford v Wooldrige||19.2. 3|
|May 28||By Cash Latting Carpenter v Nathaniel Quinbey||34.4. 7|
|Novem 17||Costs in suit of Leake v Delancey & Kelly||11.|
|Jany 10.||To Cash paid Secretary for papers relative to Your brothers claim of land||1.12|
|Feby 1.||To opinion on a case between Birdsall and him sent by Youngs||1.10||By John Hewlet Feb 25||1.10|
|Feby. 1||To opinion concerning a fine||1.10||Nov 23.||By Cash||£1.10|
|To advice at different times concerning arbitration||3. 4|
|Feby. 2||drawing two deeds of conveyance||£6. 8||Decr. 5||By Cash||£8.8|
|6||opinion concerning his conduct as Executor||1.10|
|drawing directions for an Inventory||10|
|Feby 15||drawing a Petition to Legislature||1.10||Aug 2||By Cash||£126|
|Feby 1||purchase money of house sold you with Interest from this day||1800.||Feby. 1||
|Feby 1||Interest to this day||126||June 9||
|Feby 1||Interest to this day on 1550||Nov 25||ditto by hand of Mr. Broom||80|
|Dr.||Messieurs Douglass (Randal Son & Stewart)86||Cr.|
|Feby 23.||To advice concerning affairs of Leary & Co consultation with Chancellor &c.||5.||By Cash in full||£6.10|
|May 23||advice concerning a demand against F. Lewis||1.10|
|March 6.||To drawing Petition & 3 affidavits on the confiscation Act attending Judgt.||3. 4||Nov 23.||By Cash||£4|
|drawing assignment from Ham. Cockle||0.16|
|To amt. of Costs in yr. suit v. Js. Jarvis||18. 7.9|
|March 6||drawing Petition to Judge & affid. on confiscation act attendance &c||2.|
|30||drawing Mortgage from Hoghland for your Partner Wm. Robinson||3. 4|
|Aug 26||paid Judge Morris for Certificate of debt due from St. Croix||0.16|
|Dr.||Gilbert v Cortlandt89||Cr.|
|March 28||To Cash lent||£12|
|Dr.||John J. Skidmore90||Cr.|
|March 30||paid Mr. Remsen for drawing Mortgage to P. Schuyler||2.16|
|April 1.||for drawing a special Indemnifying bond to sureties||1.|
|April 5||To Cash lent||£20||Octr. 24||By Cash||£20|
|Dr.||Executors of Cooper93||Cr.|
|April 24||To my fee for arguing a demurrer on the citation act (Popham)||10|
|April 29.||To paid Childs for publishing a Notice in a Chancery cause for General Schuyler in which he is solicitor||2.8||By Egbert Benson 44||£2.8|
|April 29||To ballance due on settlement for Chan. fees.||0.17.6|
|Dr.||Cornelius P. Lowe96||Cr.|
|drawing Petition to Legislature||1.10|
|May 10||drawing mortgage to Constable||3. 4|
|Indorsement for further security||.16|
|Dr.||Henry & McClellan97||Cr.|
|drawing Memorial to Congress respecting canadian affairs||1.10|
|May 11.||Opinion on citation act||1.10|
|July 15.||Trial fee at Nisi prius as Council with Thomas Smith||5.||Nov 23||By Cash||£5|
|July||To Council fee in a trial of a cause for your Father against Weisner assumed by you||5||By amount of your account|
|Oct 6||Advice in an expected land cause||3.4|
|Dr.||Robert L. Hooper100||Cr.|
|July 15||Retainer in your cause v. Conolly||1.10|
|council fee on trial at Nisi prius||5|
|July 15||Council fee at Nisi prius in your cause against Sarly and Barnwall||5.||By Cash||£5|
|July 15.||To Council fee at N.P. in your cause with the Blairs||5||Nov 23.||By Cash||£5|
|Dr.||Sarley & Barnewall103||Cr.|
|July 15.||Council fee at Nisi prius on Trial of your cause with Hay||5.||Nov 22d.||By Cash||£5.|
|Dr.||Peter R. Livingston & Cary Ludlow104||Cr.|
|July 15.||Retainer in an Ejectment cause||£5|
|Trial fee (in Non suit)||1.10|
|Dr.||Executors of Desbross105||Cr.|
|fee for arguing successfully a Question on citation act||10||Nov 23||By Cash||£10|
|Dr.||Executors of James v Cortlandt106||Cr.|
|Fee for arguing successfully a Question on citation act||10|
|Dr.||Executors of John v Cortlandt107||Cr.|
|Aug 26||paid Judge Morris for acknowleging 6 deeds executed by him||2.14|
|Aug 30||Advice concerning Brandy left with you by Mr. Price||1.10||R.|
|Quare if not paid|
|Feb. 20||Advice concerning your uncle’s will||1.10|
|power by Mr. De Haert|
|Aug 23||To perusing sundry papers & giving a written opinion in your affair with Pray of Georgia||3.4|
|To advice and other services in your affair with Assignees of Bend||3.4|
|Sep 26||Cash lent||2.10|
|Oct||ditto at Albany||4. 5|
|overpayment in Sheriffs Bill Harris v. Hawkins (twice Charged)||0.18|
|Delancey v Browns do||3|
|Dr.||Minister of the United Netherlands112||Cr.|
|Decr. 18||To Cash paid Postage of letter & rules to Charles town in the case of the Sloop||Sep 28||By Cash||£49.10.11|
|Chester||3. 5. 7|
|[To drawing the Petition of Appeal fo. 831 at 1/6 f 68||2. 6. 6|
|Engrossing Ditto||1. 3. 3|
|To Abrm. Lott’s Acct for translating the Affidavits into english||4. 0. 0|
|paid Postage of Letter from Charlestown with Affidavits of service enclosed||0. 5. 3|
|Register’s Account paid||15. 1. 4|
|Expences of C. C. Pinkney of Charles Town in proving notices on the Court there||3. 9. 0|
|To my fav for Arguing Motion for Rule to shew Cause and for Argug against the Cause Shewn Attendance on the Court drg. Affidt. &c.||20. 0. 0|
|Dr.||Shedden Patrick & Co.114||Cr.|
|To advice concerning vessell attached in New Jersey, consultations with Mr. Smith perusal of papers &c.||3.4|
|To amount of Costs in the suit of Roxburgh Adsm Seaman||2.3.3|
|vide Reg. No. 2 fol 76|
|Dr.||Thomas & Richard Lee115||Cr.|
|17 June||To me two setts of bills of Wm. Turner||By this sum received of John Turner in bills of Exchange £200 Sterling ditto of Smith & Wycoff in ditto £100 Stg|
|ditto of Sarley & Barnewall in ditto £300|
|Commissions on ditto at Ct Commissions on £200||Aug 31||By Cash received of John Murray on account of Ramsay & Co.||214.19|
|Sterling remitted by Johnson & Ogden at ditto||By Comfort Sands for Potash received by him||37. 7.6|
|Sepr. 3||To draft of Wm Backhouse & Co. for 110£ Stg at 10 Ct. premium||Nov 7||
|Nov 6||To two setts of bills each for £50 Stg one drawn by Chollet in favour of Low the other by Lowe in favour of Johnson & Ogden||Feby||
|May 4||By bill of exchange of J & Ogden £100 Stg.|
|do||To bill of ditto for £150 Stg recd. of Johnson & Ogden||June 4||
|By Cash received of Sarley and Barnewell £320 Curry||paper Curr bills|
|Stg C Remsen & Co||Nov 4||
|Aug 4||To bill packet £80 Stg Wm Backhouse & Co||Sep 27||By this sum received of Smith & Wycoff 315 Ds.|
|Aug 9||To bill of Wm. Backhouse & Co remitted Montgomery (Bunyan) £150 Stg 12½ C|
|Sep. 4||To bill of Do. remitted Packet for £80 Stg dated 3d. Sepr.|
|NB. Johnson & Ogden delivered me the second & third of a set for 80 Stg. the first of which they inform was remitted by them||
|Dr.||Pascal N. Smith116 Surviving Partner of Sears & Smith||Cr.|
|Aug. 3||To opinion concerning the estate of Isaac Sears||1.10||vide Viner Title Money|
|Opinion concerning Partnership Concern||1.10|
|Settled 13 Novr|
|Dr.||Arthur St. Clair117||Cr.|
|April 25||To discount on your note of this day indorsed by me for your accom., in lieu of a Warrant for which provision was not yet made.|
|Oct 13||This sum advanced him to procure certain articles for Mrs. Ham||120 Drs.||By amt. of Articles procured|
|Dr.||Executors of DeWit120||Cr.|
|July||Trial of cause in Ejectment at Circuit||£10||By Cash||£3.4|
|ditto||Council fee for trial of your cause at circuit court||5|
|Dr.||John H. Sleight122||Cr.|
|council fee for trial of your cause with Hoghteling||5||Aug 18||By Cash||£10|
|ditto||council fee for trial of your cause with||5|
|Aug.||To Cash lent (dld. G: Morris Check on the bank of Philadelphia for||522.8||By Cash received of Mr. Constable||522.8|
|Dr.||Samuel Van Wyck124||Cr.|
|Aug 30||To council fee attending Circuit in your cause with M Willet on trying the cause absent three days (travelling expences &c.||10.|
|Dr.||Frederick William De Steuben125||Cr.|
|Sep 24||To paid the bank for a note indorsed for him||£200||By Cash received on your account of S V Rensselaer Esqr||£215|
|April||To Cash lent||60||July||By ditto of ditto||100|
|June 5||To this sum pd. my note to B Walker by way of loan to him||60||Ballance Due A H carried to Page 73||346|
|Oct 6||paid Wm Constable for you||100|
|Oct 26||cash pd. Lopez||20|
|Novr.||Cash paid on account order of Mr. Lewis||£12||By Lewis Ogden unpaid||£8|
|1787||To paid Hammond for certificates to pay for lands on the River St. Laurence purchased in Company with Alexander Macombe & others||81. 4.10|
|July 17||paid Delafield||36. 3|
|Oct. 17||To paid Delafield for ditto. acct. and receipt of this date||315.19. 3|
|To paid Richard Platt for lands on the Ohio|
|Dr.||Frederick William De Steuben127||Cr.|
|1790||To Ballance from Page 72||346|
|June 8. 90||Cash paid your draft of this date in favour of B Walker||200|
|April 5||This sum paid B Walker for you Receipt||100|
|To cash paid Leonard Cutting at different times|
|Dr.||John J Van Rensselaer128||Cr.|
|Nov 5.||To Cash paid your draft on me in favour of Mr. Stevenson||80|
|To my fees in attending in Albany at the trial of five ejectment causes||60|
|January 10||To cash paid your draft in favour of Isaac Webbers||27|
|Dr. 4||To Cash||£100||By Cash of||£40|
|To this sum subscribed by you for Mrs. Campbell||10||By ditto of Mrs. Miller on accot. of Laurence||55|
|By ditto of N Bayard||950.9.1|
|By ditto of Wooldrige||90|
|Ballance due T Bibby||1035.9.1||1145.9.1|
|£1145.9.1||Received March 22d. 1788 of Alexander Hamilton the above sum of one thousand & thirty five pounds nine shilling and one penny.|
|1787||To Cash lent your note of this date||£100||Feby||By Cash||£80|
|To Cash paid on Printers account||20||settled October 22d. 1788||122.7|
|Interest||2.7||Ret. in Rect. book|
|vide Rect. for £12 due Nov 23|
|May 27||do. in full to May 23 Receipt||3|
|Sep 19||Cash paid do||3|
|Der. 8||Cash paid ditto||3|
|Sep. 2.||To Cash paid your Clerk on acct. Ret.||£14|
|wood Adsm Hallet|
|Sep. 3.||To my circuit fee in Queens in the suit between his father & Cornel||£15|
|Dr.||Henry K Van Rensselaer135||Cr.|
|1787||Cash lent your son||3.12|
|Decr. 10||To paid your order in favour of your son KHVR||15.|
|Jany. 10||To paid A Brinkerhoff upon your sons order ( yr order for 25)||12.18.4|
|Oct 6||To paid for Chocolate furnished your son||12. 1.4|
|Octr. 8||Opinion concerning certain public certificates assigned by Benjamin Eyre. Inquiry at the Treasury &c.||£3.4||By Cash||£3.4|
|Oct 10th||To Cash paid A Burr Esquire in full of your suit of J Loyed v B Snethen||25||By Cash||£31|
|To your Costs in sd. suit|
|Dr.||John B. Church138||Cr.|
|1788||To paid S. Loudon for advertising sale of lot in Broadway||1. 8||1789||Ballance brought from 46|
|Jany 20||By Cash of J Chaloner by the hands of J Lupton 440 Ds.||176|
|January||To bill of Wm. Backhouse for £150 Sterling||21||ditto. of ditto by draft on And Craigie|
|106 Ds 64/96||42.13.4|
|To bill of Cornelius Ray for 200 Stg.||Cash your last half yearly divid say|
|March||To Cash advanced on account of Mrs. Churchs lodgings||30.||
|paid Js. Cochran expence as Messenger 17½|
|To paid Van Allen for a pr. horses for ditto||70||loss on weight|
|ditto for hay & oats account||3. 9.8||
|23||paid J & P Mark for Pyrmont water Rt. bundle||9. 2||1790|
|June||paid De Chosle Mrs. Churchs order (Valet De Chamb) 11½||Aug 13||By this sum recd of J Wadsworth 4000 Ds||1600|
|Guineas or 54 dollars||21.12|
|June 29||To Cash by J Cochran 100 dollars||40||1791|
|July 3||Cash paid Abm. Brower Taylor||5.18.6½||March||By this sum received of R Troupe on account of Jacob|
|July 14||Cash paid Mrs. Church in Guineas 238 Dollars or||95.4||Cuyler 500 Dollars||300|
|July 16||paid Coachman for board||4.4||By this sum believed to have been received of J Wadsworth|
|paid do. for Bran for Horses||1.6||October 1. 1789 Quare?||1600|
|Sepr.||paid Mrs. Chuch paper paid ditto specie||April||draft of George Meade for 300£ Stg at 171 P. Curr.|
|Oct. 7||To a sett bills packet Wm. Cons[table] & Co. 130.9 a 4½ premium||242. 6.9|
|8||1 Do. Le Roy & Bayard 400£ Sg. a 4½ premium paid duty on articles Montgomery for Mrs. Church by way of deposit which was not settled because quantity unascertained||3.18|
|April 10||Draft of Jacob Le Roy & Son of this day for 4600 Guilders|
|Oct 2.||Cash paid B Livingston Esqr to go to Phil to transact the sale of your Bank Stock||140.|
|1791||1 set of bills by Js. Tilghman for 200 Stg
1 ditto 512.3
|Nov 20||To opinion on a will consisting of four questions and answers||£5.0.0|
|Nov 28||draft of argument in controversy with Mr. Shedden||£3.4|
|Dr.||Jonathan Nesbit & Co.141||Cr.|
|1789||1789||By Cash received on the Comp with Stewart & Totten||£239.6.7|
|July 11||To Cash paid your Atty. David H Conyngham Rect. bundle Rects||202.13.4|
|Your Costs in Chancery suit|
|86||My Costs received by you of Layborteaux||£1.12|
|Ditto in suit of Ray v Abiel|
|1789||To Cash paid Mrs. Dabborey||£30|
|To ditto Mr. Barkeley concerning Chan||11.15|
|July 4||Cash paid yourself||3. 4|
|8||Cash paid do||20.|
|Aug||Cash 2 Guineas||3.17.4|
|July 20||To fee for your son commencing his Clerkship this day||Remitted|
|Dr.||Stephen J. Schuyler145||Cr.|
|Nov 25||To this sum paid Robert Watts on account of his Bond to Ar. Kennedy & Jon Mallet||200|
|Qr. where I received this money from Mr. Schuyler or not|
|April 12||Cash pd. your draft in favour of James Haydock 15 Ds.||£6||By a barrel of Hams|
|Oct 19||To Cash lent||100|
|Jany 8||To Cash lent||100|
|Jany 12||To Cash paid Boulogne on your acct.||60.|
|Jany 19||To Cash lent Dollars||40|
|Dr.||Doctor J. Tillary150||Cr.|
|October 19||To Cash lent||200|
|Statement of Property belong to Mrs Elizabeth Hamilton151|
|Statement of lands lying in lot No 4 Saratoga Patent152|
|Qr If not 300 Dollars due from J Blair|
|Dr.||City of New York|
|To this sum paid ⟨–⟩ McClean Printer at different times|
|To paid an execution against Capt ⟨–⟩ on account of Rockets expended in the procession|
|To paid a draft on Richard Platt in favour of ⟨–⟩ Arnold to enable him to come forward to Congress|
|July 25||To Daniel Honan for this sum received of James Carter||£29.1.11|
|Officers’ fees in different stages of the suit|
|Dr.||SPC Cash Account||Cr.|
AD, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. H’s “Cash Book” chiefly relates to his legal practice. Because it contains also his personal accounts and because the entries on his law practice serve as a guide to his professional life in the seventeen-eighties, it is included in these volumes.
H’s entries have not been thoroughly annotated. An attempt has been made, however, to identify each individual with whom H had an account, but the individuals named in the various accounts have not been identified. Nor have the receipts which appear at the end of the cash book been annotated; many of the names mentioned in these receipts are identified in notes to the Cash Book proper, and many others are of persons too obscure to be found readily in any available source and, if found, too unimportant to warrant identification.
To facilitate cross references which H made and to indicate the accounts which appeared on the same page, the original pagination of the cash book has been retained. The page on which each account appears is placed above and to the left of the first account on that page.
2. The earliest entry in the cash book was March 1, 1782; the latest was in 1791. The book has been assigned, therefore, the first and terminal dates.
3. Van Cortlandt was the first lieutenant governor of New York, an office to which he was periodically re-elected for eighteen years.
4. The firm of Jacob Le Roy and Sons, merchants, was located at 31 Maiden Lane in New York City.
5. Abraham Ten Broeck (Brock) had been prominent in New York politics from 1761 when he entered the Provincial Assembly. From 1781 to 1794 he was judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Albany County. His son, Dirck, became an influential Albany lawyer and a member of the New York Assembly.
6. Sears, an ardent champion of American freedom during the pre-Revolutionary years and the Revolution, resumed his general mercantile business in New York City at the conclusion of the war in partnership with Paschal N. Smith.
7. Parker, a resident of Watertown, Massachusetts, was an army contractor during the American Revolution.
8. Van Rensselaer, a resident of Albany, had been commissary of public stores for the Northern Department during the Revolution.
9. Stephen Van Rensselaer was the eighth patroon of “Rensselaerswyck.” On June 6, 1783, he married Margaret (or Margarita) Schuyler, daughter of Philip Schuyler.
10. Macaulay, a New York merchant and ship owner, was engaged in foreign trade, principally with the West Indies.
11. Laurance practiced law in New York City.
12. John B. Church, upon his arrival in the United States during the Revolution, had assumed the name of John Carter. From the numerous contracts he made for supplying the American army and particularly from the contract which he and Jeremiah Wadsworth secured for supplying the French forces in America, Church acquired a fortune. While in the United States, he married Angelica Schuyler, older sister of H’s wife, Elizabeth. When Church returned to England after the Revolution, he left the management of his American business affairs to H.
13. Chaloner was a Philadelphia merchant who handled the Philadelphia business affairs of John B. Church. The business which H transacted with Chaloner was on behalf of Church.
14. Wadsworth, a merchant of Hartford, Connecticut, was a wartime partner of John B. Church.
15. Mulligan was a New York City merchant and tailor. His narrative of the life of H is in the Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
16. Rivington, a printer and bookseller, had edited The Royal Gazette during the British occupation of New York City. When the Americans regained the city, in 1783, he was forced to cease publication of his paper but remained in New York as a bookseller and tobacconist at No. 1 Queen Street.
17. John Marston and Brother probably were sons of Thomas Marston, New York merchant.
18. Smith was a partner in the firm of Sears and Smith. Overburdened with debt, Isaac. Sears, in 1785, assigned his interest in the assets of the firm to Smith and sailed for China, where he died.
19. Duer had been engaged in large-scale contracts for supplying the Revolutionary Army. After the War he was perhaps the best known New York speculator.
20. James Barclay was an auctioneer at 14 Hanover Square, New York City.
21. This may have been Leonard Cutting, an Episcopal clergyman, who was a Loyalist during the Revolution. Although he remained in the United States after the war, little is known of his subsequent life. There is also a possibility that it may have been Leonard M. Cutting, attorney at law, who opened his notary public and conveyancing office at 71 King Street, New York City, in 1786.
22. H’s father-in-law.
23. Watts, listed in The New York Directory and Register for the Year 1790 (New York, 1790), as living on Great Dock Street, was a director of the Bank of New York.
24. Treat was a New York physician whose office was at 18 Little Queen Street.
25. Leonard Lawrence of Queens County, New York, had been a Loyalist during the Revolution.
26. In H’s legal papers there are several bonds belonging to George Harris, but no information on him has been found.
27. Van Cortlandt, a New York landowner, had been city clerk under the King’s commission in the seventeen-fifties.
28. Burr was at this time practicing law in New York. H, as this entry reveals, was occasionally associated with him in law practice.
29. Johannes Hardenbergh of Ulster County, New York, had been a deputy to New York’s first Provincial Congress.
30. As Havens was a common name in New York, it is not possible without a first name, to determine the Havens for whom H wrote an opinion.
31. Waldrom was a farmer in Harlem.
33. The census for 1790 lists three persons named James Price in Albany County (Heads of Families … 1790, New York [Washington, 1908], 14, 32, 37).
34. Hewlett, a resident of Queens County, New York, had been a Loyalist during the Revolution.
35. Powers purchased Fraunces Tavern in New York City in 1785.
36. Probably Robert Bowne whose retail store was at 39 Queen Street, New York City.
37. DeWindt lived on Maiden Lane in New York City.
38. This is probably the same Philip Kuysick who in 1782 announced his intention of going to England and offered for sale his tavern in New York City.
39. Nicholas Low, a member of an important Colonial merchant family, continued his commercial activities during and after the war. He was the largest stockholder in the Bank of New York.
40. Thomas Goadsby, according to the papers in H’s legal file, was a New York City merchant.
41. Effingham Lawrence, located at 227 Queen Street, New York City, was druggist and apothecary to the New York Medical Society.
42. Murray, a member of the New York Chamber of Commerce, was one of the city’s most influential merchants.
43. Moses and Myers were New York City merchants who engaged extensively in foreign trade.
45. Fraunces was the proprietor of a well-known tavern in New York City.
46. The firm of Thomas Lawrence and Jacob Morris, merchants, was located at 83 Broadway, New York City.
47. Ducher was appointed vice-consul at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1786 and was transferred to Wilmington, North Carolina, in 1787. He returned to France late in 1789 or early in 1790.
48. Schuyler was a nephew of Philip Schuyler.
49. This bill was for a case in which H represented the proprietors of the Waywayanda land patent.
50. Dirck Ten Broeck, a lawyer of Albany, often represented Albany County in the New York Assembly.
51. Friedrich Charles Hans Bruno, Baron von Poellnitz was the proprietor of a widely publicized experimental farm in Manhattan. It consisted of twenty-two and one-half acres of land situated on Broadway between 8th and 10th Streets.
52. According to papers in H’s legal file, Field was from Bergen County, New Jersey.
53. Lenox had traded with the British during the war and remained in New York as a merchant at the war’s end.
54. For Williams, see PAH, XXI, 389.
55. Bracketed material is not in the writing of H.
56. Delafield arrived in New York from England in 1783. He was a broker in securities.
57. De Lancey was the grandson of Stephen De Lancey, founder of the family in the United States.
58. The New York directories for this period list no “Shaw” who was a “physician” in New York City.
59. Killian K. Van Rensselaer (1763–1845) in the seventeen-eighties practiced law in Albany.
60. H had represented the Hoffmans in a trespass suit which was instituted against them by the Livingstons.
61. David Richard Floyd was the son of Richard Floyd, wealthy New Yorker who adhered to the Crown during the Revolution and whose estate was confiscated. David R. Floyd, pursuant to the will of his grandfather, Judge David Jones, later changed his name to Jones.
62. Haydock and Warr were merchants at 49 Queen Street.
63. Benson, attorney general of New York State, was a delegate to the Annapolis Convention in 1786 with H.
64. John Lansing, Jr., was a lawyer of Albany.
65. Mary Franklin, James Mott, and William Ryckman were the executors of the estate of Henry Franklin.
66. Matthew Visscher was an Albany lawyer who was clerk of the city and county.
67. See note 12.
68. This receipt is in H’s writing and is signed by Macaulay.
69. Lynch, an Englishman, had settled in New York City in 1784 or 1785. He probably was a partner in the counting house of Lynch and Stoughton at 41 Little Dock Street.
70. A member of the Crommelin family which had established a large trading company with branches in New York and Holland, and the Amsterdam banking house of Crommelin and Zoon. The founder of these firms, Daniel Crommelin, had died in New York in 1768.
71. Livingston practiced law in New York City.
72. Broome, a merchant of New York City before the Revolution, had moved to New Haven, Connecticut, in October, 1775.
73. Varick was a lawyer and recorder of the City of New York.
74. Diego de Gardoqui.
75. Ludlow, a member of the New York Chamber of Commerce, was at this time in partnership with Edward Goold.
76. Henley was a resident of Massachusetts who became involved in a dispute between H and the Reverend Doctor William Gordon in 1779.
77. Hammond was a wealthy New York investor.
78. Jacob Cuyler and Leonard Gansevoort were Albany merchants.
79. Stuyvesant, descendant of the famous colonial governor, owned extensive property on Manhattan Island.
80. Balthazar De Haert was H’s law partner.
81. Stevenson was a merchant of Albany.
82. See note 34.
83. Youngs, a resident of Huntington, Long Island, had been ordered by the British army during its control of New York City to seize horses and wagons for the King’s troops. In a suit in which he later was sued for recovery of some of the seized property, he was represented by H.
84. Probably Charles Smith who in 1796 edited The Monthly Military Repository.
85. See notes 43 and 44.
86. Randall Son and Stewarts was a firm of merchants in New York City.
87. Thomas Pearsall and Son was a firm of merchants in New York City.
89. Gilbert Van Cortlandt was probably the son of Pierre Van Cortlandt, the first lieutenant governor of New York State.
90. Skidmore was a farmer and resident of the township of Jamaica, Queens County, New York.
91. Hazen, a Revolutionary War general, had settled at the end of the war in Vermont where he owned land.
92. Strong at one time must have studied law in H’s office. On August 11, 1786, Strong, writing to H from Cooperstown, New York, spoke of Balthazar De Haert, “your late partner in business while I was under your tuition.”
93. Presumably the executors of Myles Cooper, Anglican churchman and president of King’s College, who, remaining loyal to the King, had returned in 1775 to England where he died in 1785.
94. See note 63.
95. Lewis practiced law in New York City.
96. Cornelius P. Low was a New York City merchant. H’s legal papers show that Low engaged in trade with St. Croix in the West Indies.
97. For a discussion of the memorial of Robert Henry, Robert McClallen, and Robert Henry, Jr., Albany merchants, see JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 (Washington, 1904–1937). description ends , XXX, 205–07.
99. Bard was a physician and a professor of natural philosophy and astronomy at Columbia College.
100. Robert Lettis Hooper of Pennsylvania was a wartime contractor who engaged in extensive land speculations in the 1780s.
101. Rowlet was a merchant of New York City.
102. Neilson, a merchant located at 40 Dock Street in New York City, offered “freight and passage to Newry and Cork” and to sell “the times of a few good servants” (The New York Directory for 1786 description begins New York Directory for 1786 (facsimile, New York, 1889). description ends , 88).
103. The firm of Sarly and Barnwall, merchants, conducted business at 193 Water Street in New York City.
104. Probably Peter R. Livingston of Livingston Manor. Cary (Carey) Ludlow had gone to England at the outbreak of the Revolution and returned to New York in 1784. His Loyalist sympathies apparently did not diminish his wealth, for in 1792 he completed one of New York’s finest mansions.
105. Elias Desbrosses, one of the founders of the New York Chamber of Commerce and its president during 1771–72, remained loyal to the King during the Revolution. He died in New York on March 26, 1778.
106. Colonel James Van Cortlandt, brother of Augustus Van Cortlandt, died in 1781.
107. John Van Cortlandt sold at his store at 17 Broadway, New York City, refined sugar “manufactured in his sugar house near the North River.” He died on July 1, 1786.
108. Ray, a prominent New York businessman, was later a director of the Bank of New York and president of the New York branch of the Bank of the United States.
109. During the Revolution Isaac Gouverneur had acted as agent in Curacao for William Bingham, the Philadelphia merchant. Gouverneur’s business activities were continued in New York after the war.
110. Thompson was a merchant of New York City and the father-in-law of Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts.
111. Hunt had been sheriff of Westchester County, New York.
112. Pieter J. Van Berckel.
113. Bracketed material is not in the writing of H.
114. The firm of Shedden Patrick and Company, merchants, was located at 206 Water Street, New York City.
115. For several generations it was a tradition in the famous Lee family of Virginia that one son enter business in England. Although heir to the Lee estate in Virginia, Richard Lee III (grandson of the first Lee to settle in Virginia) had become a merchant in London. The firm of Thomas and Richard Lee and Son, whose New York transactions H was handling, presumably was owned by descendants of this Richard Lee.
116. See note 18.
117. St. Clair was appointed governor of the Northwest Territory in 1787.
118. William Macarty, a Pennsylvania merchant, who had gone bankrupt and had received a general discharge from his creditors, established a business in L’Orient, France, in 1784.
119. Page 70 in H’s cash book is blank except for the heading “cash account.”
120. Probably the DeWitt family of Ulster County, New York.
121. A Henry Shute mentioned in the following newspaper notice: “For sale, a farm on the Bloomingdale road, near the Glass House, for particulars enquire of Henry Shute …” (The New York Directory for 1786 description begins New York Directory for 1786 (facsimile, New York, 1889). description ends , 100).
122. Sleight was a partner in the firm of Sleight and Van Wyck, the dissolution of which was announced in the New York press on April 17, 1786.
123. Morris was the foremost merchant of America at this time. The transaction recorded here presumably was made while H was in attendance at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
124. Samuel Van Wyck was a New York attorney. With William Van Wyck of Dutchess County, he speculated in land in New York State.
125. For more than a decade H helped Baron von Steuben, inspector general of the Army during the Revolution, in von Steuben’s repeated attempts to secure funds to meet his financial obligations.
126. Remsen was a resident of Queens County, New York, who during the American Revolution had been a Loyalist.
127. See note 125.
128. John J. Van Rensselaer, cousin of Stephen, the patroon of “Rensselaerswyck.”
129. Captain Thomas Bibby was located at 10 Smith Street, New York City, in 1786. (The New York Directory for 1786 description begins New York Directory for 1786 (facsimile, New York, 1889). description ends , 80.)
130. The receipt is in the writing of H and signed by Bibby.
131. Loudon was the editor of The New-York Packet, and the American Advertiser.
132. Probably the William Grayson of Virginia who had served with H as a member of the 1778 commission for the exchange of prisoners. Grayson served in the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, and was elected to the United States Senate in 1789.
133. Livingston practiced law in New York City where he had been admitted to the bar in 1785.
134. Probably a member of the Thorne family of Queens County, New York, the members of which had adhered to the King during the Revolution.
135. Van Rensselaer (1743–1816) was a resident of Albany.
136. Galbreath was a member of the St. Andrew’s Society of the State of New York.
137. Snethen was a wealthy farmer and miller of French Pond, Long Island.
138. See note 12.
139. Roosevelt, president of the Bank of New York from 1786 to 1791, was an import merchant.
140. Members of the Pintard family were New York merchants.
141. Jonathan Nesbitt had established a mercantile house in L’Orient, France, under the patronage of Robert Morris. He later had returned to the United States and established his firm in Philadelphia.
142. Willett, New York merchant and influential supporter of Governor George Clinton, was sheriff of New York City.
143. Probably Jacob Cuyler, merchant of Albany.
145. Brother of Philip Schuyler, H’s father-in-law. (At this point H ceased to number the pages of his cash book.)
147. Fenno was editor of the Gazette of the United States.
148. See note 19.
149. Workman was a mathematics teacher in Philadelphia.
150. James Tillary, a physician, was also a leading Federalist politician.
151. This statement is not in the writing of H.
152. This statement is not in the writing of H.
153. H’s sister-in-law and the wife of John B. Church, whose American business affairs H often handled.
154. Bracketed material in H’s cash account is not in his writing.
155. Supreme Court.
156. Mayor’s Court.
157. These initials refer to Balthazar De Haert and H.