Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to James M. Hughes, [3 June 1802]

To James M. Hughes1

[New York, June 3, 1802]

Mr. Hughes will please to execute the above order as follows—After deducting the Costs he will pay their proportions to the respective parties except that to Joseph Caste which I will receive.

Alex Hamilton

ALS, Emmett Collection, MS Division, New York Public Library.

1Hughes, a New York City lawyer, was a master of the New York Court of Chancery.

This letter concerns the case of Benjamin Taylor v Charles Bridgen, Thomas B. Bridgen, Anthony Ernest, Andrew Morris, Mark Tier, Maturin Livingston, Peter R. Livingston, Jean Cadiot, and Francis DelaCroix, which involved a mortgage foreclosure against the defendants. See MS Minutes, New York Court of Chancery, 1801–1804, 1804–1807, under the dates of February 18, 23, May 6, 1801 (Hall of Records, New York City).

H wrote on this letter: “Order of Court in Case of Bridgen Mortgages.”

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