Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Stephen Van Rensselear, 25 April 1791

To Stephen Van Rensselaer1

[Philadelphia, April 25, 1791. The description of this letter in the dealer’s catalogue reads: “Regarding ‘several powers of attorney for the receipt of final settlement certificates’ presented by Abijah Holbrook ‘about whom reports of an unfavorable nature have been circulated;’ the certificates being those of soldiers in Colonel Marinus Willet’s regiment.”2 Letter not found.]

LS, sold at Parke-Bernet Galleries, December 3, 1957, Lot 104.

1Van Rensselaer was the patroon of Rensselaerwyck. In 1783 he married Hamilton’s sister-in-law, Margaret Schuyler.

2Marinus Willett, who held several commands during the American Revolution, commanded two regiments of levies in 1781 and 1782.

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