To Oliver Wolcott, Secretary of the Treasury.
By virtue of the Act entituled “An Act making certain appropriations; and to authorize the President to obtain a loan on the credit of the direct tax.” passed on the sixteenth day of July in the year One thousand seven hundred and Ninety Eight.
I do hereby authorize and empower you by yourself, or any other person or persons to borrow on behalf of the United States of the Bank of the United States, or any other body or bodies politic, person or persons, any sum not exceeding in the whole, two Millions of dollars, and to make or cause to be made for that purpose, such Contract or Contracts, as shall be necessary and for the interest of the said States, pursuant to the Act aforesaid.—
And for so doing this shall be your Warrant.
Given under my hand at Quincy this / first day of October in the year of our Lord / One thousand seven hundred and Ninety Eight.
MHi: Adams Papers.