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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Alexander Hamilton to Benjamin Cawood
2/16/1786

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed (copy) dated 2/16/1786 from Alexander Hamilton, Maryland tobacco factor in Piscataway, Maryland, to Benjamin Cawood, regarding the debt Cawood owed John Glassford & Company and the debt Cawood owed Robert Fergusson. Hamilton warns that he may contact William Harison, under whom Cawood worked, about the debt. Other references to Thomas Smith, Peter Campbell & Company, John Smallwood, and Benjamin Smallwood. Sent from Piscataway, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Alexander Hamilton to Robert Fergusson
6/6/1788

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 6/6/1788 from Maryland tobacco merchant Alexander Hamilton to Robert Fergusson, Maryland tobacco factor in Port Tobacco, Maryland, regarding a business proposition. Sent from Piscataway, Maryland to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Alexander Hamilton to Robert Fergusson
7/1/1793

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 7/1/1793 from Maryland tobacco merchant Alexander Hamilton to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, regarding business with Mr. Galloway[?]. Sent from Piscataway, Maryland to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Alexander Hamilton to Robert Fergusson
9/23/1793

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 9/23/1793 from Maryland tobacco merchant Alexander Hamilton to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, concerning Hamilton's ill health, tickets for a hotel lottery, and business matters. Reference to James Craik, who attended George Washington at his death bed. Sent from Piscataway, Maryland to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Alexander Hamilton to Robert Fergusson
9/27/1793

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 9/27/1793 from Maryland tobacco merchant Alexander Hamilton to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, inquiring whether he knew someone who would make a good clerk. Hamilton indicates that he plans to go to the general court and mentions his most recent visit to Port Tobacco. Reference to James Henderson. Sent from Piscataway, Maryland to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Alexander Hamilton to Robert Fergusson
9/28/1793

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 9/28/1793 from Maryland tobacco merchant Alexander Hamilton to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, regarding debts and payments. Sent from Piscataway, Maryland to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 7 Alexander Hamilton to Robert Fergusson
11/25/1793

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 11/25/1793 from Maryland tobacco merchant Alexander Hamilton to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, regarding accounts and payments. Mostly concerning how to get debtors to pay. Reference to James Allstan[?], Thomas Goldsmith, William Bruce, John Campbell, and John Landers. Hamilton writes that he expects to see Fergusson on 12/5/1793. Sent from Piscataway, Maryland to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 8 Alexander Hamilton to Robert Fergusson
7/17/1794

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 7/17/1794 from Maryland tobacco merchant Alexander Hamilton to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, regarding debts and payments. Mention of placing funds at Portsmouth[Virginia], James River tobacco, and Thomas Mundell's wheat. Hamilton expresses satisfaction with Fergusson's proposals of freight for his tobacco, indicating that Quantico would be more convenient for getting his tobacco on board. Reference to Rozers Refuge, Benjamin Cawood, Hamilton's ill health, and Wilfred Neale. Sent from Piscataway, Maryland to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 9 Alexander Hamilton to Robert Fergusson
7/24/1794

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 7/24/1794 from Maryland tobacco merchant Alexander Hamilton to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, informing him that Hamilton will send Mr. McPherson with the Benedict Notes. Reference to James Allstan. Sent from Piscataway, Maryland to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 10 Alexander Hamilton to Robert Fergusson
8/10/1794

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 8/10/1794 from Maryland tobacco merchant Alexander Hamilton to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, informing him how much tobacco he has on hand, 85 hogshead. Reference to John Glassford & Company and James Brown & Company. Hamilton states that he hopes to see Fergusson during court week. Sent from Piscataway, Maryland to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 11 Alexander Hamilton to Robert Fergusson
9/16/1794

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 9/16/1794 from Maryland tobacco merchant Alexander Hamilton to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, concerning an issue of wages. Mention of going to Annapolis, Maryland for business. Sent from Piscataway, Maryland to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 12 Alexander Hamilton to Robert Fergusson
11/17/1794

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 11/17/1794 from Maryland tobacco merchant Alexander Hamilton to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, concerning business transactions. Mention of mail going by Mount Vernon. Hamilton indicates that he is getting fodder and corn from Charles County, Maryland. Reference to Mr. Boarman not bringing the bill of cost but going to Marlborough. Comment on not sending news of the tobacco trade via the Mount Vernon [mail]. Reference to H. F. & Company. Sent from Piscataway, Maryland to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 13 Robert Fergusson to Alexander Hamilton
1/12/1788

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 1/12/1788 from Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson to Maryland tobacco merchant Alexander Hamilton, regarding Clem Dyer and money due by Thomas Mundell. Mention of Mundell writing to Dumfries, Virginia for a bill. Two references to John Glassford & Company. Sent from Port Tobacco, Maryland to Piscataway, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 14 Robert Fergusson to Alexander Hamilton
1/29/1788

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 1/29/1788 from Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson to Maryland tobacco merchant Alexander Hamilton. Reference to Hoskins[?] Hanson. Sent from Port Tobacco, Maryland to Piscataway, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 15 Robert Fergusson to Alexander Hamilton
2/1/1788

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 2/1/1788 from Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson to Maryland tobacco merchant Alexander Hamilton, indicating that Charles Sewall is preparing to depart for the south. Reference to Benjamin Browne[?]. Sent from Port Tobacco, Maryland to Piscataway, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 16 Robert Fergusson to Alexander Hamilton
3/7/1788

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 3/7/1788 from Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson to Maryland tobacco merchant Alexander Hamilton. Reference to James Henderson. Sent from Port Tobacco, Maryland to Piscataway, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 17 Robert Fergusson to Alexander Hamilton
4/6/1788

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 4/6/1788 from Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson to Maryland tobacco merchant Alexander Hamilton, expressing surprise that Mr. Henderson has come by this morning without any papers from John Glassford & Company to go to Mr. Bannalyne[?]. Fergusson urges Hamilton to see that the papers are sent. Fergusson also is disappointed that Mr. Hugh is not ready. Sent from Port Tobacco, Maryland to Piscataway, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 18 Robert Fergusson to Alexander Hamilton
4/9/1788

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 4/9/1788 from Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson to Maryland tobacco merchant Alexander Hamilton, regarding the purchase of a country estate. Sent from Port Tobacco, Maryland to Piscataway, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 19 Robert Fergusson to Alexander Hamilton
5/3/1788

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 5/3/1788 from Maryland tobacco merchants Robert Fergusson and Millard[?] Findall to Maryland tobacco merchant Alexander Hamilton, concerning money subscribed by the agents of British merchants that will be wanted soon at Annapolis, Maryland. Reference to James Brown & Company. Mention of balance of Robert Fergusson's subscription as agent for John Glassford & Company. Sent from Port Tobacco, Maryland to Piscataway, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 20 Robert Fergusson to Alexander Hamilton
5/5/1788

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 5/5/1788 from Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson to Maryland tobacco merchant Alexander Hamilton, concerning a bond and statement of Richard Henderson and David Ross to Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, with mention of John Glassford & Company. Reference to pay of Alexander Henderson of Dumfries, Virginia, who could not make it to Maryland recently. Fergusson notes the antagonism between the Hendersons and the Hamiltons by writing, "Any correspondence of this debt must be throu [sic] me for the name of Hamilton to the Hendersons is as Montague to the Capulets." Sent from Port Tobacco, Maryland to Piscataway, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 21 Robert Fergusson to Alexander Hamilton
5/8/1788

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 5/8/1788 from Maryland merchant Robert Fergusson to Maryland tobacco merchant Alexander Hamilton, informing him that he cannot attend an engagement. Reference to travel to Annapolis, Maryland. Sent from Port Tobacco, Maryland to Piscataway, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 22 Robert Fergusson to Alexander Hamilton
5/14/1788

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 5/14/1788 from Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson to Maryland tobacco merchant Alexander Hamilton, expressing impatience with Mr. Hugh. Mention of arranging a transaction involving London and Scotland. Reference to the "Torbay[?]," a ship presumably sailing for Europe. Reference to debates in Annapolis, Maryland. Sent from Port Tobacco, Maryland to Piscataway, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 23 Robert Fergusson to Alexander Hamilton
5/15/1788

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 5/15/1788 from Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson to Maryland tobacco merchant Alexander Hamilton, stating that he just received a letter from the representatives of John Glassford. Fergusson noted that he hoped to meet with Hamilton to discuss the details. Sent from Port Tobacco, Maryland to Piscataway, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 24 Robert Fergusson to Alexander Hamilton
5/16/1788

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 5/16/1788 from Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson to Maryland tobacco merchant Alexander Hamilton, regarding a payment by Mr. Sewall of St. Mary's, Maryland. Sent from Port Tobacco, Maryland to Piscataway, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 25 Robert Fergusson to Alexander Hamilton
6/12/1788

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 6/12/1788 from Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson to Maryland tobacco merchant Alexander Hamilton, regarding the debt of William Campbell of Annapolis, Maryland. Fergusson expresses his hope that Hamilton will visit to discuss the matter. Sent from Port Tobacco, Maryland to Piscataway, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 26 Robert Fergusson to Alexander Hamilton
6/13/1788

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 6/13/1788 from Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson to Maryland tobacco merchant Alexander Hamilton, expressing that he expects to see Hamilton soon. Sent from Port Tobacco, Maryland to Piscataway, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 27 Robert Fergusson to Alexander Hamilton
6/18/1788

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 6/18/1788 from Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson to Maryland tobacco merchant Alexander Hamilton, regarding Walter Pye's petition to the chancellor. Hamilton suggests that Hamilton meet at Annapolis, Maryland. Reference to the sale of land. Sent from Port Tobacco, Maryland to Piscataway, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 28 Robert Fergusson to Alexander Hamilton
7/7/1788

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 7/7/1788 from Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson to Maryland tobacco merchant Alexander Hamilton, regarding a servant and tobacco to be put on board ships. Reference to Mr. Lythebotham[?]. Reference to Mrs. Fergusson's health. Reference to ships for John Glassford & Company. Sent from Port Tobacco, Maryland to Piscataway, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 29 Arthur Nollfont[?]
7/7/1717

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Document Signed by Arthur Nollfont[?] dated 3/31/1718, assigning land in Maryland to Joseph Ross[?] and James Holmore.

Box: 1 Fold: 30 James Marshall
6/19/1761

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 6/19/1761 from James Marshall to Neil Jamieson, merchant at Norfolk, Virginia. Marshall has drawn an order on Jamieson in favor of John Tucker. Reference to Capt. Peart. Mention of Capt. Thompson of the ship "Potowmack[?]" sailing for Glasgow, Scotland. Marshall expects Capt. Knox of the ship "Thistle," soon. Sent from Piscataway, Maryland to Norfolk, Virginia.

Box: 1 Fold: 31 Thomas Widergton to William Waite
4/16/1761

DESCRIPTION: 1 Document Signed dated 4/16/1761: Account of Thomas Widergton to William Waite. Includes lengthy list of goods, such as clothing, food, and rum, purchased between 1753 and 1757, with references in the ledger to the following: James Hogson, Jacob Williams, John Carlyle, Carlyle Store, Ralph Gouien, and the courthouse at Alexandria,Virginia. Signed by Waite. Also includes note signed by John Carlyle, dated 4/16/1761 testifying to the truth of the account, signed in Fairfax County, Virginia, presumably in Alexandria, Virginia.

Box: 1 Fold: 32 Archibald Clark to James Brown
9/4/1769

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 9/4/1769 from Archibald Clark to James Brown, merchant in Piscataway, Maryland, regarding weights of tea. Sent from Allens Fresh, Maryland to Piscataway, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 33 James Miller to Alexander Hamilton
11/7/1772

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 11/7/1772 from James Miller to Maryland tobacco merchant Alexander Hamilton, acknowledging the receipt of transfer notes. Miller notes that Hamilton owes him a balance of tobacco. Sent from Bladensburg, Maryland to Piscataway, Maryland; favored by George Digges.

Box: 1 Fold: 34 Nic[?] Thomas
8/6/1777

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Document Signed by Nic[?] Thomas, recommending Thomas Dawson for the responsibility of guarding the magazine at Talbot Court House, a post occupied by James Lloyd Chamberlain, who may resign. Thomas also recommends Edward Markland, first lieutenant to Mr. Paddison, to the command of a boat commanded by Richard Coward, who may resign, or any other suitable boat. Dated Talbot County, Maryland 8/6/1777.

Box: 1 Fold: 35 George Naylor, Jr.
1/27/1779

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 1/27/1779 from George Naylor, Jr. to Robert Mondall[?], regarding rent and warehouses in Nottingham. Reference to Thomas Conter. On same document is Autograph Note Signed by Robert Mondall[?]. Sent from Port Tobacco, Maryland to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 36 Wilson, David
4/20/1782

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 4/20/1782 from David Wilson requesting that the charge against Maj. Crofton, who is on trial, be sent. Sent from Courtney[?], Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 37 George Gray to Robert Fergusson
6/21/1784

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 6/21/1784 from George Gray to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, regarding tobacco purchases. Reference to Richmond, Virginia and Norfolk, Virginia. Sent from Port Tobacco, Maryland to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 38 Michael Madden to Robert Fergusson
9/24/1784

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 9/24/1784 from Michael Madden to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, regarding their accounts. Reference to the salt Mr. Henderson wrote about. Mention that there is no port wine now in town. Mention of a brig arriving with rum and sugar and two other ships arriving from Philadelphia. Sent from Alexandria, Virginia to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 39 James Jordan to Robert Fergusson
10/11/1784

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 10/11/1784 from James Jordan to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, concerning the price of salt in Alexandria, Virginia and salt shipments to Baltimore, Maryland and St. Mary's, Maryland. Reference to Mr. Hamilton [presumably Piscataway, Maryland tobacco merchant Alexander Hamilton]. Sent from Wicomoro, Maryland to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 40 Luke Wheeler to Robert Fergusson
10/28/1784

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 10/28/1784 from Luke Wheeler to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, indicating that Wheeler is informed that Fergusson's salt ship is in the river. Discussion of shipping plans. Sent from Baltimore, Maryland to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 41 George Gray to Robert Fergusson
11/12/1784

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 11/12/1784 from George Gray to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, discussing trade plans. Reference to John Riddell, Dumfries [Virginia], Prince William County [Virginia], Stafford Court House [Virginia], and Aquia [Virginia]. Sent from Port Tobacco, Maryland to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 42 George Gray to Robert Fergusson
11/20/1784

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 11/20/1784 from George Gray to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, regarding the packing of goods. Sent from Dumfries, Virginia to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 43 George Gray to Robert Fergusson
11/29/1784

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 11/29/1784 from George Gray to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, regarding the shipment of goods. Reference to Mr. Fonhe[?] (George Gray's assistant), the price of tobacco, , and a ship from Glasgow arriving in the James River. Sent from Port Tobacco, Maryland to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 44 George Gray to Robert Fergusson
12/16/1784

DESCRIPTION: 1 lengthy Autograph Letter Signed dated 12/16/1784 from George Gray to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, regarding tobacco shipments. Reference to Mattox store and sending goods by the vessel of Huie, Reid & Company [of Dumfries, Virginia]. Sent from Dumfries, Virginia to Port Tobacco, Maryland. [See also: Huie, Reid & Company Papers at Georgetown University Library Special Collections Division].

Box: 1 Fold: 45 Alexander Henderson to Robert Fergusson
12/16/1784

DESCRIPTION: 1 lengthy Autograph Letter Signed dated 12/16/1784 from Virginia merchant Alexander Henderson to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, regarding tobacco trade and slave trade. Reference to George Gray, Mattox, the ship "Carpenter," and Mr. [Alexander] Hamilton, and Baltimore business. Sent from Dumfries, Virginia to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 46 George Gray to Robert Fergusson
12/28/1784

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 12/28/1784 from George Gray to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, regarding coal and tobacco shipments. Sent from Dumfries, Virginia to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 47 James Jordan to John Robertson
12/30/1784

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 12/30/1784 from James Jordan to Maryland merchant John Robertson, concerning the shipment of goods. Reference to going to Bladensburg [Maryland], and Captain Hance[?] Leigh. Sent from Winomoro[?] to Wicomico, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 48 Matthew Blair to Robert Fergusson
5/11/1785

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 5/11/1785 from Matthew Blair to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, regarding the price of tobacco. Reference to John Stone, Jack Briscoe, Bladensburg [Maryland], and Georgetown [Maryland]. Sent from Chaptico, Maryland to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 49 Charles Lansdale to Robert Fergusson
8/20/1786

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 8/20/1786 from Charles Lansdale to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, concerning John Hodge, Joseph Hodge, and Charles Hodge. Sent from Piscataway, Maryland to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 50 Alexander Henderson to Robert Fergusson
3/3/1787

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 3/3/1787 from Virginia merchant Alexander Henderson to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, regarding bills. Mention of letters from Glasgow, Scotland. Sent from Dumfries, Virginia to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 51 Alexander Henderson to Robert Fergusson
3/24/1787

DESCRIPTION: 1 lengthy Autograph Letter Signed dated 3/24/1787 from Virginia merchant Alexander Henderson to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, regarding the bill of Mr. Campbell of Baltimore. Mention of the ship "Elizabeth" which was to leave Baltimore, the German markets, preparing a vessel for Holland or Germany, the ship "Sally," Matthew Orr, a ship from the James River for Glasgow [Scotland], Rumay[?]'s vessel sailing from Alexandria [Virginia] for Rotterdam and touching at Falmouth [Virginia], Fergusson's brother, and Westmoreland Court [House?]. Sent from Dumfries, Virginia to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 52 Robert Fergusson to Samuel Hislop
8/17/1787

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 8/17/1787 from Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson to Samuel Hislop, offering to rent Fergusson's Middleton plantation to Hislop for a year; sent from Port Tobacco, Maryland; witness Thomas Leftwich. Also, on same document, 1 Autograph Noted Signed dated 8/17/1787 from Hislop to Fergusson, agreeing to the terms of renting the plantation.

Box: 1 Fold: 53 Robert Fergusson to Samuel Hislop
8/1/1788

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 8/1/1788 from Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson to Samuel Hislop, offering to rent Fergusson's Middleton plantation to Hislop. Witness John Murphy. Sent from Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 54 Samuel Haislip to Robert Fergusson
8/1/1788

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Note Signed dated 8/1/1788 from Samuel Haislip to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, agreeing to a proposal. Signed by witness John Murphy. Sent from Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 55 James Marshall to Alexander Heugh
8/21/1788

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 8/21/1788 from James Marshall to Andrew Heugh, passing along a message to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson. Sent to Montgomery County, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 56 James Marshall to Robert Fergusson
8/21/1788

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 8/21/1788 from James Marshall to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson. Reference to Mr. Heugh. Sent to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 57 Samuel Hepburn to Robert Fergusson
3/21/1789

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 3/21/1789 from Samuel Hepburn to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, regarding the collection of debts. Sent from Upper Marlborough, Maryland to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 58 Thomas Clagett to Robert Fergusson
2/14/1790

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 2/14/1790 from Thomas Clagett to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, regarding a bond. Sent from Piscataway, Maryland to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 59 Francis Rosburgh to Robert Fergusson
3/5/1790

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 3/5/1790 from Captain Francis Rosburgh to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, informing him of the arrival of the ship "Smallwood" at Havre de Grace. Reference to Captain Thomas Price. Rosburgh asks Fergusson to send word to Dumfries [Virginia] of his arrival. Sent from on board the ship "Smallwood" to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 60 Patrick Hamilton
8/10/1790

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 8/10/1790 from Patrick Hamilton to "Dear Sir" [possibly Robert Fergusson], concerning an installment law recently passed in Annapolis, Maryland. Reference to John Davidson of the council. Reference to Mr. [Alexander?] Hamilton. Sent from Charles Town [Maryland?].

Box: 1 Fold: 61 Indenture: Robert Fergusson and Alexander Hamilton
10/11/1790

DESCRIPTION: 1 Document Signed dated 10/11/1790: an indenture between Benjamin White Jones; Sheriff of Montgomery County, Maryland; and Robert Fergusson of Charles County and Alexander Hamilton of Prince George's County, concerning payments due in transactions among James Gordon, Henry Ridell, Walter Evans, Joseph Evans, and John Glassford & Company.

Box: 1 Fold: 62 Ship's Manifest: Schooner "Experiment"
12/4/1790

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Document: "Manifest of a cargo on board the Schooner Experiment John Webb Master bound for New York." Dated Philadelphia 12/4/1790.

Box: 1 Fold: 63 James Park to Robert Fergusson
7/8/1793

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 7/8/1793 from James Park to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, regarding balance owed by Captain Thomas Carbery. Reference to account of H. G. R. & Co. Sent from Mattox Bridge to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 64 Alexander Henderson to Robert Fergusson
10/25/1793

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 10/25/1793 from Virginia merchant Alexander Henderson to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, regarding goods from London. Reference to Thomas Mundell. Sent from Dumfries, Virginia to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 65 Zachariah Swan and Robert Fergusson
10/30/1793

DESCRIPTION: 1 Document Signed: agreement between Zachariah Swan and Robert Fergusson for the plantation possessed by Matthew Stone in Newport Forrest. Witness: George Gordon. Dated Port Tobacco, Maryland 10/30/1793.

Box: 1 Fold: 66 John Page to Robert Carter
3/6/1797

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 3/6/1797 from John Page to Robert Carter of Baltimore, noting that Page is on his way to Virginia and requesting financial assistance. Sent from Baltimore to Baltimore.

Box: 1 Fold: 67 James Lawson to Robert Fergusson
9/5/1801

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 9/5/1801 from James Lawson to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, regarding business accounts. Reference to the ship "Jeane;" Captain Cowan; Gabriel Woods' bill of exchange; Finlay, Bannalyne & Company of London; Lawson's daughter Mrs. Lenox; and John Robinson. Sent from Glasgow, Scotland to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 68 Robert Fergusson to James Brown & Company
12/31/1801

DESCRIPTION: 1 lengthy Autograph Letter Signed (copy) dated 12/31/1801 from Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson to James Brown & Company, regarding bills and business accounts. Reference to James McKensie, the health of Fergusson's longtime acquaintance James Brown, a deed from John Robertson and Thomas Mundell who were executors of the late Alexander Hamilton (d. 1799) for the land in Rozers Refuge bought by Fergusson from Hamilton, John Glassford & Company, Walter Pye, John and James Carruthers & Company, David Carruthers & Company of London, Pat Wood, Findlay Bannalyne & Company of London, and Mountjoy Bailie[?]. Sent from Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 69 John Potts to Robert Fergusson
11/25/1805

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 11/25/1805 from John Potts to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, concerning a suit with Findlay, Bannalyne & Company. Postmarked Alexandria, Virginia. Sent from Alexandria, Virginia to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 70 John Gray to Robert Fergusson
5/20/1809

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 5/20/1809 from John Gray to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, requesting a certified copy of the will of Alexander Knox, who was connected with Andrew Bailey under the firm Knox and Bailey. Reference to Gray's attorney in Richmond, Virginia: William C. Williams. Reference to Gray's claim against Clem Dorsey. Sent from Port Royal, Virginia to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 71 John Campbell to Robert Fergusson
6/1/1809

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 6/1/1809 from John Campbell to Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson, regarding the bill of Mr. Patton on Messrs. Donaldson & Johnson of London. Reference to David Campbell. Sent from Edinburgh, Scotland to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 72 John Gray to John Fergusson
8/1/1809

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 8/1/1809 from John Gray to John Fergusson, regarding the will of Robert Knox and the recovery of payments. Reference to Mr. [Clem] Dorsey. Sent from Port Royal, Virginia to Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Box: 1 Fold: 73 Robert Fergusson to Robert & John Fergusson
6/26/1810

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 6/26/1810 from Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson of Port Tobacco to Robert & John Fergusson, merchants in Baltimore, regarding repairs to his thrashing machine. Sent from Mulberry Grove.

Box: 1 Fold: 74 Robert Fergusson to Robert & John Fergusson
7/31/1810

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 7/31/1810 from Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson of Port Tobacco, Maryland to Baltimore merchants Robert & John Fergusson, regarding business matters. Reference to John Minor, Neil Jamieson & Company, John Robertson, John E. Ford, Clem Dorsey, Thomas Price, James Robertson, and Oliver Haislop. Sent from Mulberry Grove.

Box: 1 Fold: 75 Robert Fergusson to Robert & John Fergusson
8/7/1810

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed dated 8/7/1810 from Maryland tobacco merchant Robert Fergusson to Baltimore tobacco merchants Robert & John Fergusson. Document is partially torn. Reference to Gordon Forbes. Fergusson requests several books. Sent from Mulberry Grove.

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