Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Timothy Hurst, 8 December 1794

From Timothy Hurst1

New York, December 8, 1794. “Some months ago I requested2 the favor of your Assistance … in a Chancery suit I was unfortunately involved in with the Executor of the late Doctr Brownjohn3 provided you returned to this City & engaged in your former profession & seeing lately your Intentions of quitting your present Department4 I have now to request your Assistance in my Chancery Suit. You will particularly oblige me by your answer.…”5

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Hurst was a New York City druggist.

2Letter not found.

3William Brownjohn, Hurst’s father-in-law, was a New York City druggist.

5H endorsed this letter: “Deferred till I go to Town. A H.” After returning to New York, H accepted this case. See the entry for June 1, 1795, in H’s Cash Book, 1795–1804 (AD, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). See also the “Memoranda of Retainers” in H’s Law Register, 1795–1804 (D, partially in H’s handwriting, New York Law Institute, New York City).

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