Discovering the Oldest Known Alexander Hamilton Documents: Implications for Alexander Hamilton’s Biography

© Posted on November 20, 2017, by Michael E. Newton. Two weeks ago, I shared with you an appraisal witnessed and signed by David Beekman and Alexander Hamilton on April 22, 1767. Last week, I presented a mortgage owed to David Beekman that was witnessed and signed by Nicholas Cruger and Alexander Hamilton on August … Continue reading Discovering the Oldest Known Alexander Hamilton Documents: Implications for Alexander Hamilton’s Biography

Witnessing a Mortgage: The Second Oldest Known Alexander Hamilton Document

© Posted on November 13, 2017, by Michael E. Newton. Last week, I shared with you the oldest known Alexander Hamilton document, in which Hamilton and David Beekman, one of Hamilton’s employers, acted as witnesses to an appraisal and signed their names to the document on April 22, 1767. Less than four months later, on … Continue reading Witnessing a Mortgage: The Second Oldest Known Alexander Hamilton Document

Witnessing an Appraisal: The Oldest Known Alexander Hamilton Document

© Posted on November 6, 2017, by Michael E. Newton. On page 1 of volume 1 of The Papers of Alexander Hamilton and in the corresponding entry of Founders Online there appears the “Probate Court Transaction on Estate of Rachel Lavien [St. Croix, February 19, 1768].” This document, which was discovered by H. U. Ramsing … Continue reading Witnessing an Appraisal: The Oldest Known Alexander Hamilton Document