Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Théophile Cazenove, October–December 1797

To Théophile Cazenove1

New York, October–December, 1797. Proposes the forms which should be used for investing the one-hundred thousand dollars which Robert Morris had agreed to pay to the Seneca Indians for their lands in Ontario County, New York.

Copy, Gemeentearchief Amsterdam, Holland Land Company. These documents were transferred in 1964 from the Nederlandsch Economisch-Historisch Archief, Amsterdam.

1H wrote this letter in his capacity as attorney for the Holland Land Company. Cazenove was the company’s principal representative in America.

For an explanation of the contents of this letter, see H to Herman LeRoy, William Bayard, and James McEvers, December 16, 1796, note 1; March 4–July 18, 1797 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , XX, 447–48, 530). See also Goebel, Law Practice description begins Julius Goebel, Jr., and Joseph H. Smith, eds., The Law Practice of Alexander Hamilton: Documents and Commentary (New York and London, 1964– ). description ends , forthcoming volumes.

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