This is an exceedingly interesting group of papers, both in authorship and in content. Among the Nathaniel Pendleton papers are nine letters from Pendleton to General Otho Holland Williams and autograph drafts of letters to James Monroe, Justice Story, and George Washington; Pendleton's certificate of admission to the Supreme Court of New York is also present. There are letters to Pendleton from Samuel Finley, Nathanael Greene, John Laurance, R.S. Livingston, Catharine (Littlefield) Greene Miller, Edmund Pendleton (1721-1803), Timothy Pickering, and Otho Holland Williams. One letter is labelled Edmund Randolph but apparently written by someone else.
Papers and letters to, by, or relating to Alexander Hamilton and his estate include two bills and a bond to Louis LeGuen and a mortgage deed to the latter's trustees, all by Hamilton; letters to Hamilton from John Laurance, Louis LeGuen, William Rufus Putnam, Philip John Schuyler; one share in the "Company for Promoting the Cultivation of Vines"; a bill of exchange endorsed by Hamilton; two lists of land purchases apparently with John Barker Church, who was one of Hamilton's executors; letters and other papers dealing with Hamilton's estate; one letter from his wife to an unnamed person, and one paper by her.
Other Pendletons are also represented in the collection. Of Edmund Henry Pendleton there is a commission as judge in Dutchess County and a petition in a bill of information in chancery; of Philip Clayton Pendleton, Sr., one ALS; of Ann (Pendleton) Pierce, a will; and of Henry Pendleton (1750-1788), an inventory of his estate. Other letters and papers include the will of John Bard, Jr.; the signature of George Clarke (1676-1760) on a list of recognizances; an ALS from Baron Humboldt to Monsieur Pendleton; resolutions of Congress respecting cession of Indian lands in Georgia; a pew list of St. James Episcopal Church in Hyde Park; an ALS from Moses White to John Barker Church; a deed from Trinity Episcopal Church, New York, to Andrew Morris, and one from John Morrin Scott to Dr. John Bard; the marriage bond of Frederick H. Cossitt and Catharine Andrus; and an order concerning a bond of John Graham.