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Account with Louis Le Guen, [6 June 1802]

Account with Louis Le Guen1

[New York, June 6, 1802]

Dr. Louis Le Guen To Alexander Hamilton one of the Trustees &c Cr.
1802 To Cash paid Mr. Bruerton amount of two Bills of Cost2 } 331 1802 By Cash received of Manhattan Bank being the Ballance of the Trustees account3 } 175
June 4. To Cash (Check on Office of D & Deposit)4 } 800
Ballance due Louis Le Guen5 427.72 June 4 do. received of N Prime for interest of 7000 Dollars to the 13 of May last6 } 408.72
do. received of J L being interest on 3000 Dollars to 13 of May last7 } 175
do. received of New York Insurance Company for dividend of Stock in the name of Trustees8 } 800
Dollars 1558.72 Dollars 1558.72

E E   New York June 6. 1802

A H9

ADS, Yale University Library.

2Henry Brewerton was a New York City lawyer. For his earlier services on Le Guen’s behalf, see H to Ezra L’Hommedieu, April 4, 1799, note 3.

5An entry in H’s Cash Book, 1795–1804, under the date of June 7, 1802, reads: “Interest &c (L L Guen) 427.72” (AD, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

6Although Le Guen originally intended to place ten thousand dollars at Nathaniel Prime’s disposal for investment (Le Guen to H, January 15, 1801), this figure, as the document printed above indicates, was subsequently reduced to seven thousand dollars. See also “Description of Account with Louis Le Guen,” June 8, 1802. In addition, the document printed above indicates that H had loaned the remaining three thousand dollars to John Laurance.

7Laurance, a veteran of the American Revolution and one of H’s closest friends, was a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1785 to 1787, a member of the House of Representatives from 1789 to 1793, United States judge for the District of New York from 1794 to 1796, and a member of the United States Senate from 1796 until his resignation in August, 1800.

9At the bottom of this document is a receipt in H’s handwriting for $424.72, dated June 7, 1802, which Louis Le Guen signed.

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