Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Cornelius Hendrickson, [1786]

To Cornelius Hendrickson1

[New York, 1786.] “Mr. Laurence Kortright of this City has requested me to write to you concerning a suit in Chancery which has been depending between Mr Cornelius P. Lowe and himself2 on a matter in which the estate of his brother to which You are an Executor is concerned; and in which suit Mr. B Livingston of this place and myself were employed as Council for Mr. Kortright. I send you herewith an exemplification of the Chancellor’s decree by which you will see the principles upon which the affair has been decided.”3

AL, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Hendrickson was a resident of St. Croix and the father-in-law of Cornelius Kortright, Lawrence Kortright’s brother.

2Lawrence Kortright and Cornelius P. Low were New York City merchants.

3The last page of this letter is missing.

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