From David Beekman1
New York, April 15, 1785. “I yesterday saw Mr. Cor[neliu]s P. Low2 & he is not willing to do anything, & now says the money belongs to the state. He alters his opinion often. Will you be so kind, and take this affair in your hands for me & if you think I can recover it, I beg you will.”
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Beekman, member of a prominent New York merchant family, had been a partner in the St. Croix firm of Beekman and Cruger for which H had worked as a clerk. Beekman had become a planter on St. Croix.
2. Low was a merchant in New York City.