Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Samuel Broome, 18 April 1786

From Samuel Broome1

Alexander Hamilton Esqr

New Haven [Connecticut] April 18th. 1786


Mr James Jarvis2 informed me a few weeks past that you was willing to take my Son Samuel P Broome into your office. It will be an additional favor if you will leave it optional in me untill next Fall to send him or not. My present Situation forbids a decision immediately.

I will thank you to inform me by letter at the return of my Son the bearer hereof the terms upon which you can admit him in Your office, and the term he must Continue with you. He is young (not yet Seventeen years old) therefore will want very Particular Care taken of him. This I am Sure will be Carefully attended to by you. I am   Sir   Your most obed servt

Sam Broome

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Broome was a merchant in New York City before the Revolution. A member of the New York Committee of One Hundred, which was organized in April, 1775, to govern the city, Broome in October of that year moved to New Haven, Connecticut, where he and Jeremiah Platt established the firm of Broome and Platt.

2James Jarvis, a well-known speculator from New Haven. See Broome to H, August 13, 1788.

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