Alexander Hamilton Papers

Account with Archibald Drummond, 4 October 1796

Account with Archibald Drummond1

New York Octobr. 4th. 1796.

Col: Hamilton To Archibd Drummond, Dr.
1795
Decr. 22d. 1 large slate 4/6 £    
2 Pencils 2/6
1 Copy 2/0 11.6
1 Ashes Grammr.2 2/6
24 1 Espinasses3 1.18  .
4 papers ink powdr. 6.  
 
Jany. 4th 1 box pounce 1.  
12 1 Sett bills Exchange 3.  
13 1 Qr. Imperiel papr. 16.  
14 1 Powel & Devises4 1.16.  
Feby. 1 1 pen knife 8.  
½ Hund Quills 6/ Wafers 1/6 7.6
18th. ¼ Do. Do. 3.  
25 Slate pencil 1  
March 2d. 2 Hundd. Quills 1.4  
5 1 Ream thick 4to. posts 2.2  
7 Wafers 3.  
11 6 Sheets bills Exchange 6.  
21st 1 box pounce 6
April 2 1 Kyd. on bills5 15.  
6 1 Stick wax 1.  
19th 1 Slate pencil 6
May 11th. 12 Skins parchments 2.16.  
1 Ream fools cap 2.4.   
1 Do 4to. Posts 1.18  
1 Do. fools cap No. 4 1.3   
June 6th. ¼ Hundd. Quills 6.6
1 Stick wax 1.  
20 6 Skins parchment 5/ 1.10.  
25th 6 Sticks wax 6.  
29th 1 tin box wafers 7.  
July 1st 1 blk book 3.6
20th. 1 Greek Testament 9.  
28th. 1 Hundd. Quills 14.  
Sand 2.  
India rubr. 6
Pounce 1.  
Augt. 23d. 1 blank book 7.  
30th. 10 Skins parchment 5/. 2.10.  
Septr. 3d. 6 papers Ink powdr. 5.  
8th. ½ Hundd. Quills 3.  
13th. 8 Volms. Spectator6  2.0.0
£28.9.67

D, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Drummond was a bookseller and stationer whose store was located at 132 Water Street, New York City.

2John Ash, Grammatical Institutes: or an Easy Introduction to Dr. Lowth’s English Grammar. Designed for the Use of Schools. With an Appendix, Containing, I. The Declension of Irregular and Defective Verbs. II. The Application of the Grammatical Institutes. III. Some Useful Observations on the Ellipsis. IV. Exercises of Bad English. V. Lessons on the English Language. To This Edition is Added, an Essay on Punctuation, and an Explication of Tropes and Figures, Used in Writing the English Language (Philadelphia: Printed and sold by John M’Culloch, No. 1, North Third street, 1795). Ash’s Grammatical Institutes was first printed in London in 1763.

3Isaac Espinasse, Cases, Argued and Ruled at Nisi Prius, in the Courts of Kings Bench, and Common Pleas, from Easter Term 33 George III—Hillary Term 34 George III with Some Additional Cases of an Earlier Period (Baltimore: Reprinted by Clayton, Dobbin, & Co. for Keating’s Book-store, 1795).

4John Joseph Powell, An Essay upon the Learning of Devises, from Their Inception by Writing, to Their Consummation by the Death of the Devisor (London: P. Uriel, 1788).

5Stewart Kyd, A Treatise on the Law of Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes (3rd ed., London: J. Johnson, 1795).

6Joseph Addison and Richard Steele, The Spectator. Volumes 1–8 included Nos. 1–635, March 1, 1711–December 20, 1714.

7Under the date of October 11, 1796, H made the following entries in his Cash Book, 1795–1804:

“Account of Expences Dr. to Cash…
This sum paid Archibald Drummond for stationary 21.20.”
“Account of Books purchased Dr. to Cash
for this sum paid Archibald Drummond for sundry books per account 50”
(AD, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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