Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Benjamin Walker, 15 October [1796]

To Benjamin Walker1

[New York] October 15 [1796]. “Troupe & I have conferred. We think, considering the magnitude of the concerns, the diversifications of it into sub-branches—the ability of parties &c.—We may reasonably expect each of us as a Retainer for each of your principals £50. that is to

To Hamilton

NY Curry
For Pulteney £50
For Horneby   50
Same to Troupe £100 = 250 Ds.2

We shall consider this as a retainer in all matters with Smith or growing out of his Agency.…”

AL, Montague Collection, MS Division, New York Public Library.

1For background to this letter, see Walker to H, first letter of October 4, 1796.

2Under the date of October 15, 1796, H made the following entry in his Cash Book, 1795–1804: “Cash Dr. to Account of Costs & Fees for this sum received of Benjamin Walker as retainer for Pulteney & Hornby 250” (AD, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). See also H’s Law Register, 1795–1804 (D, partially in H’s handwriting, New York Law Institute, New York City).

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