Alexander Hamilton Papers

Promissory Note from William Duer, [29 July 1789]

Promissory Note from William Duer1

[New York, July 29, 1789]

Forty days after Date I promise to pay to Alexander Hamilton on order for Value received the Sum of Two thousand Specie Dollars.

Wm. Duer.2

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

1Duer, financier and merchant, had been appointed secretary of the Board of Treasury in March, 1786. He was soon to serve under H as Assistant to the Secretary of the newly organized Treasury Department.

2H’s signature is on the back of the document followed by:

“Pay the Bank of N. York

Theods. Fowler & Co

Bank of Newyork

Recd. Michael Doyle”

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