Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from John Ross, 17 May 1785

From John Ross1

Philadelphia, May 17, 1785. Sends information concerning Ross’s share of ownership of the ship Diligent.

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Ross, a Philadelphia merchant, was an agent for François, Marquis de Barbé-Marbois, the French chargé d’affaires in the United States. H was representing Ross in Bartholomew Terrasson et al. v. Ship Diligent, a case pending before the New York Court of Admiralty.

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