Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Nathaniel Pendleton, [4 July 1804]

To Nathaniel Pendleton1

[New York, July 4, 1804]

I thank you My Dear Sir for your friendly offices in this last critical scene, if such it shall be. Excuse me for having inserted your name as Executor. I fear it may not be in your favor to do much good to my family. But I am sure you will do all the good you can.

Yrs. truly


My most interesting papers in regard to my pecuniary affairs will be found

1  in the upper Apartment of Escrutory or Secretary in the Country

2  In a Box with pigeon holes in the room I occupy as an office

3  In the Drawer of Press Be[d] stead in my house in Town

ALS, New-York Historical Society, New York City.

1This letter was the fifth item on the “List of Papers Given to Nathaniel Pendleton,” July 19, 1804.

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