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Guide to the Low, Fleming, and King Family Papers
 MS 3091

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Series I. Nicholas Low and Low & Wallace, 1794-1814

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Letter from Alexander Hamilton (Philadelphia) to Nicholas Low (New York)

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General Schuyler directed [t]hat when the time came for paying for a coach building for him here, I should draw upon you for the money. That time is come & I am not otherwise provided so that I have this day drawn upon you in favour of John Kean Esq for the cost being Fifteen hundred Dollars what I request you to pay & charge to him. We are all alive here preparing for the [Insurgents?] Yours A Hamilton

P.S. Is it true that I ought to congratulate you on having become a benedict [i.e., a newly married man]. If so accept my heartfelt congratulations [illegible] N Low Esq

1794 September 17
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Letters (2) from [_____] Harper (Paterson, N.J.) to Nicholas Low (New York)

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Nicholas Low was a director of the Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures in Paterson, New Jersey, and became its governor in 1792. The Society sought to make Paterson a center of cotton manufacturing, but the venture was ultimately unsuccessful, and the Society folded in 1796.

1795 May 14, 24
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Letter from Magrath & Higgins (Madeira) to Low & Wallace (New York)

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Original + manuscript copy.

1804 June 23
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Letter from Post & Russell (New York) to Low & Wallace (New York)

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Post & Russell were agents for the ship Ophelia.

1804 October 25
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Letters (6) from Widow John Lang, Son & Co. (Bremen) to Low & Wallace (New York)

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Dated 1805 August 5; 1806 March 4, May 2, May 8, May 16, August 2.

Box: 1 Folder : 6 Letter from James Waring & Co. (London) to Low & Wallace (New York) [copy]
1806 April 29
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Indenture, William Wallace and John Shaw, bound to the United States of America, $300.00.
1806 November 10
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Letters (2) from Richard H. Wilcocks & Co. (Philadelphia) to Low & Wallace (New York)
1806 September 6, November 15
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Letter from Ramsey, Gatchell and Bancroft (Waterford, Ireland) to Low & Wallace (New York)
1807 October 7
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Letter from Henrietta Low (Claverack, N.Y.) to her father, Nicholas Low (Ballston Springs, N.Y.)

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Henrietta Low, writing to her father just a few days after the British attack on Fort McHenry of September 13-14, 1814, mentions how "We are all here anxious about the fate of Baltimore but the southern mail had not come in when the latest that we have had was sent to press."

1814 September 17

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