From William Seton
[New York] 28th May 1792
I am honourd with your Letter of the 24th.1 & have informed Messrs. Beach & Canfield,2 that I will pay them the sum of 4350 Dollars upon their producing the receipt of Melancton Smith Esq.3 for 5299 pair of Shoes—their receipt shall be worded as you direct.
I have now the honor to enclose the necessary Certificates for transferring the Stock I purchased as Agent for the United States4 from the Books of the Commissioner of Loans to those of the Treasury vizt
|Certificate N. 104. for||86790.⁶⁵⁄₁₀₀||—6 Cents|
|Certificate N. 100 for||42409 ²²⁄₁₀₀||—3 Cents|
|Certificate N. 297 for||14282.³¹⁄₁₀₀||—3 Cents|
|Certificate N. 105. for||12361 ³¹⁄₁₀₀||—Deferred Debt|
|Certificate N. 295. for||36108 ⁵⁄₁₀₀||—Deferred Debt|
|Making in the whole||86790.65.||—6 Cents|
Agreeably to the returns I had the honor to make to you of the purchase by your orders on the 5th May instant.5
I am with the greatest respect Sir Your Obd Hble Serv
LC, Bank of New York, New York City.
1. Letter not found.
2. Nathaniel Beach and Abiel Canfield of Newark, New Jersey, furnished shoes for the Army.
3. Melancton Smith, who had been an Antifederalist member of the New York Assembly in the session from January to April, 1792, had a contract with the Government for supplying the troops at West Point.