Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Hall and Stimpson, 24 October 1796

From Hall and Stimpson

Boston, October 24, 1796. “We wrote you the 20th. Septr.1 respecting the cause that was left in your hands by Mr Stimpson against Mr Isaac Riley2 as a partner of Seth Wetmore;3 but not having heard from you respecting it and there being a report that you have since been engaged in behalf of Riley—the Gentlemen who are Creditors here and have supposed that you was taking the necessary steps of the Law in their behalf, are anxious to hear how the bussiness is situated.…”4

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Letter not found.

2Isaac Riley was a New York City merchant.

3Wetmore was a Boston merchant.

4This is a reference to the case of Hall and Stimpson v Riley and Wetmore. See H’s Law Register, 1795–1804 (D, partially in H’s handwriting, New York Law Institute, New York City).

H endorsed this letter: “Answered Nov 5. 1796.” H’s letter has not been found.

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