Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Walter Livingston, 22 April 1796

From Walter Livingston1

Livingston Manor [New York] April 22, 1796. Asks Hamilton to serve as his attorney in a suit against “the Executors of my late brother Robt. C. L.2 for the recovery of my ⅓ of three Bonds given to him by Mr. Robt. Morris for £3333 23/68 pensy. Curry. each—as a doceur for not biding for the Lands held by Massachusets in this State.…3 to Consult with Mr. Saml. Jones, respecting the Action commenced for me against Jno. R. Livingston for ½ of the Ship Somerset and her Cargo,” and to “consult with Mr. Jones respecting the Suit commenced against Ben. Seixes on his Note in favor of P Colt for 10977 Dols. Defd. Debt.”

LC, New-York Historical Society, New York City.

1For background to this letter, see Livingston to H, January 29, 1795.

2Robert Cambridge Livingston, a merchant, was the fourth son of Robert Livingston, Jr., the third lord of Livingston Manor. He died in 1794.

3For Morris’s purchases of land in New York State from Massachusetts, see H to Morris, March 18, 1795, note 29.

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