Alexander Hamilton Papers

Receipt from George Parkinson, 30 July 1791

Receipt from George Parkinson1

Philadelphia July 30th. 1791

Received from Alexander Hamilton Esquire Forty eight Dollars, being for three months subsistence to wit; from the 20th April 1791 to the 20th instant.

Geo: Parkinson

Dollars 48.

DS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Parkinson, an English mechanic, came to America in 1790. With the support of Tench Coxe he drew up plans for a flax-spinning machine and secured a patent for it. In December, 1791, H appointed him a foreman for the Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures.

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