From Thomas Pearsall1
New York, March 16, 1785. “I have thy Letter of this date.2 I recollect thy Application to me with a Copy of Oliver Arnolds Judgment obtained against me in Rhode Island for the Outfit of my Quarter of Sloop Diana. My present Determination is … not to pay it, as … I never gave Orders either in Writing or Verbally for the outfit.”
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Pearsall was a partner in the firm of merchants in New York City known as Thomas Pearsall and Son.
2. Letter not found.