William Seton (1746-1798) came to America from Scotland. He was a New York City importer with the firm William Seton & Co. Seton was admitted to the New York Chamber of Commerce at the age of 23. He also was the vice-president of the St. George's Society of New York and cashier of the Bank of New York, founded by Alexander Hamilton in 1784.
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