Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Jonathan Williams, 1 December 1794

From Jonathan Williams1

Philadelphia Decr 1. 1794.


The Expence of provision and Forage for the Detachment that escorted you from Pittsburgh to Bedford, say six Horsemen, 100 miles, was Twenty two Dollars. I presume that this will be a sufficient Document for the Reimbursement.

I am with great Respect   Sir   Your obedient Servant

Jona. Williams
Occasional Qur Mastr.

The Honble
A. Hamilton Esqr.

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Williams, a native of Boston and a great-nephew of Benjamin Franklin, had been prize agent and commercial agent at Nantes during the American Revolution. After the adoption of the Constitution he returned to the United States, settled in Philadelphia, and speculated in stocks and land. On September 11, 1794, he had written to Governor Thomas Mifflin of Pennsylvania: “Not being called upon in a Line of militia Duty, & being impressed with the Importance of the present Crisis, I cannot hesitate in making an offer of my personal services in any way you may think proper to command …” (Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd ser., IV description begins Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd ser., IV (n.p., 1876). description ends , 284).

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