Account of Louis Le Guen1
[New York, April 1, 1803]
|Louis Le Guen Esqr.||To A Hamilton Dr|
|For retainer to Van Vechten & Spencer2||100|
|By interest received from J L3 from the
13 of May 1802 to the 1 of April 1803
|Ballance due from L L Guen Ds||— 85.50|
Recu. L. Le Guen
AD, signed by Le Guen, Yale University Library.
1. This document concerns the management of the funds established under the terms of Louis Le Guen’s antenuptial contract. For background to this document, see Le Guen to H, December 27, 1800, note 7, January 15, 1801; “Receipt to Louis Le Guen,” January 15, 1801; Aaron Ogden to H, January 15, 1801; “Indenture between Alexander Hamilton of the First Part and Richard Harison and Aaron Ogden of the Second Part,” July 1, 1801; “Bond to Richard Harison and Aaron Ogden,” July 1, 1801; “Account with Louis Le Guen,” June 6, 1802; “Description of Account with Louis Le Guen,” June 8, 1802; “Receipt from Louis Le Guen,” September 10, 1802.
2. Abraham Van Vechten and Ambrose Spencer were lawyers and among the most prominent members of their profession in New York State.
Van Vechten, a native of Catskill and a Federalist, was appointed in 1796 as district attorney for the Fifth District of New York. In 1798 he declined appointment as associate justice of the Supreme Court of New York. He was a member of the state Senate from 1798 to 1805.
Spencer, a native of Connecticut and for many years a resident of Columbia County, New York, was appointed clerk of the city of Hudson in 1786. He was a member of the New York Assembly in 1794 and a member of the Senate from 1796 to 1802. In 1797 he was a member of the Council of Appointment. He was a Federalist until 1798, when he shifted to the Republican party.