Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Nicholas Olive, 4 September 1795

To Nicholas Olive

New York, September 4, 1795. Acknowledges receipt of Olive’s “letter of yesterday.”1 States that Olive’s dispute with his “late partners” has been referred to arbitrators, who will either transfer “the management … of your late partnership” or “constitute an indifferent person as Receiver and Agent for it.”2

ALS, Mr. Hugh Fosburgh, New York City; copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Letter not found.

2An entry in H’s Cash Book, 1795–1804, for August 28, 1795, reads: “Nicholas Olive Dr. to Account of Fees & Costs for this sum due for advice &c in the case of Daniel Cotton  20” (AD, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; also in Goebel, Law Practice description begins Julius Goebel, Jr., ed., The Law Practice of Alexander Hamilton: Documents and Commentary (New York and London, 1964–). description ends , forthcoming volumes).

Cotton was a New York City merchant.

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