Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Walter Livingston, [18 November 1788]

To Walter Livingston1

[New York, November 18, 1788]

Mr. Hamilton requests the favour of Mr W Livingston to lend his name to the enclosed.2

AL, New-York Historical Society, New York City.

1Livingston, a New York City lawyer, served as Commissioner of the Treasury from 1785 to 1789.

2The enclosure has not been found, but at the bottom of H’s letter Livingston wrote: “Nov. 18–88 The note enclosed was for £300 payable in 30 days drawn by himself in my favor which I endorsed and returned to him by the Servant who brought it—W.L.” For an additional note made by Livingston on this letter, see “Promissory Note to Walter Livingston,” November 20, 1788.

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