Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Cornelius Bogert, 29 March 1802

From Cornelius Bogert1

[New York] March 29, 1802. Discusses the facts in the “causes of Vanderheuvel against the Columbian Insurance Company.”2

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Bogert was a New York City lawyer.

2H made the following entry in his Law Register, 1795–1804:

“Columbian Insur: } Of Counsel
with Bogert
J Vandenheuvel
Retainer 100”

(D, partially in H’s handwriting, New York Law Institute, New York City). The case of John C. Vandenheuvel v Columbian Insurance Company concerned an insurance policy on a vessel and cargo owned by Vandenheuvel which sank in a storm off the Spanish coast.

This letter is printed 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 , II, 777–78.

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