Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from John Chaloner, 14 July 1784

From John Chaloner

Philada July 14, 1784

Dear Sir

Inclosed you have Mr Peter Whiteside’s1 draft on Messrs. James Buckannan & Co.2 for One thousand Dollars at six days Sight, Mr Thomas Irwin3 on Captn Geo Geddes4 at 5 days sight for twenty three pounds 9/2, & James Bowne on William Bowne5 at twenty days for seventy five dollars, making on the whole four hundred twenty six pounds 11/8 which I doubt not will meet due honour. This I have charg’d to Mr Church. I have hitherto neglected vesting Mr Church’s money in Bank Stock in hopes of buying it under par. None as yet offerd & I must therefore buy at par unless you think otherwise. I purchased a little while before I reced your Orders under par which encouraged me to expect it now.

I am applied to for an obligation of Mr Traceys6 to Mr Church for Bank Stock their agents being desireous to discharge it. If you are in possession of the obligation please to forward it that payment may be reced.

Mr Macarty7 will give you directions respecting Mr Woodwards8 bill and any others that I have remitted you payable to him.

Mrs Chaloner joins me in Compliments and I remain    Sir    Your most Obdt hble Servt

Alexr Hamilton Esqr

LC, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

1Whitesides was a leading Philadelphia merchant.

2James Buchanan, a New York merchant, was a stockholder in the recently formed Bank of New York.

3Irwin was a Philadelphia merchant and shipowner.

4Captain George Geddis of Philadelphia.

5Members of the firm of Bowne and Company of New York, stationers and printers, founded by Daniel Bowne in 1775.

6Probably Nathaniel Tracy of Newburyport, Massachusetts, a stockholder in the Bank of North America.

7For information on William Macarty, see Chaloner to H, May 31, 1784.

8Probably John Woodward, a New York City merchant.

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