Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from David Beekman, 15 April 1785

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.

1Beekman, 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.

2Low was a merchant in New York City.

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