From John Chaloner
Philada July 14, 1784
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.
Mrs Chaloner joins me in Compliments and I remain Sir Your most Obdt hble Servt
Alexr Hamilton Esqr
LC, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
1. Whitesides was a leading Philadelphia merchant.
2. James Buchanan, a New York merchant, was a stockholder in the recently formed Bank of New York.
3. Irwin was a Philadelphia merchant and shipowner.
4. Captain George Geddis of Philadelphia.
5. Members of the firm of Bowne and Company of New York, stationers and printers, founded by Daniel Bowne in 1775.
6. Probably Nathaniel Tracy of Newburyport, Massachusetts, a stockholder in the Bank of North America.
8. Probably John Woodward, a New York City merchant.