Account with William Esenbeck1
[Philadelphia, July 5, 1794]
|Alexander Hamilton Esqr.|
|To Wm. Esenbeck||Dr.|
|To a Pamphlet bot. of Thos. Dobson2||0.||2.||9.|
|April 12th.||to a poorman. Alms.||0.||0.||5½|
|Do: 14th.||to Wm. Cannaday Hair-dresser.||0.||3.||9.|
|Do: 17th.||to Cash Ditto||0.||1.||10½|
|May 8th.||to Postage pd: by Mr. Jones3 for Mr. Harrison4||0.||0.||11.|
|Do: 26th.||to 2 poor People for Alms.||0.||0.||11.|
|June 4th.||to 2 Pounds of Cherries @ 11 d.||0.||1.||10½|
|Do: 9th.||to 1 lb of Bisquits @ 6 d. p lb.||0.||0.||6.|
|Do: 11th.||to 2 lb. Do. Do.||0.||1.||0.|
|Do. 19th.||to a Hair-dresser.||0.||1.||10½|
|Do: 25th.||to 2 lb of Bisquits @ 6 per lb||0.||1|
|July 1st.||to Postage for a Letter by Mr. Jones.||0.||1.||10½|
D, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Esenbeck was a messenger for the Secretary of the Treasury.
2. Dobson was a Philadelphia printer and bookseller.
3. Edward Jones was a clerk in the Treasury Department.
4. Presumably Richard Harrison, auditor of the Treasury Department.
5. The following receipt appears at the bottom of this account: “Received Payment of John Meyer July 5th 1794 Wm Esenbeck.”