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.
1. Van Rensselaer was the patroon of Rensselaerwyck. In 1783 he married Hamilton’s sister-in-law, Margaret Schuyler.
2. Marinus Willett, who held several commands during the American Revolution, commanded two regiments of levies in 1781 and 1782.