Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Samuel Bard, [18 November 1793]

From Samuel Bard1

[New York, November 18, 1793]

Dear Sir

I take the liberty to remind you of the afair of Segroves Bills2 in favor of my Brother John—already the delay has been attended with consequences very seriously distressing to my Brother—yet still from the Indulgence of his Creditors, a speedy payment of them, would be of most essential Service to him. I do not hessitate therefore to assure myself, that as far as you consistently can, you will oblige us both, by expediting their settlement.3

I am with great regard   very sincerely yours

Saml. Bard

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Bard, like his brother John, was a New York City physician.

2Presumably Bard is referring to bills issued by James Seagrove. During the American Revolution Seagrove, in partnership with William Constable of New York, had engaged in the purchase of supplies for the Army. After the Revolution Seagrove and his brother Robert established a trading post at Coleraine, Georgia. In 1791 James Seagrove undertook a mission for the Government to East Florida to negotiate for the return of slaves who had fled into Spanish territory, and in October, 1791, he was appointed Federal agent to the Creeks.

3H endorsed this letter as follows: “Speak to General Knox.”

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