Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Hercules Mulligan, 7 January 1785

From Hercules Mulligan1

New York, January 7, 1785. At the bottom of an itemized account of money owed Mulligan by Philip Schuyler, Mulligan signed the following receipt: “Recd payment (by the hands of Col. Hammelton) in full.”

ADS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Despite the reliance by H’s biographers on Hercules Mulligan’s narrative of the life of H (written sometime between 1810 and 1815), this receipt and an entry in H’s “Cash Book” are the only known documents which show any association between H and Mulligan.

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