Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Oliver Wolcott, Junior, [13 September 1789]

To Oliver Wolcott, Junior

[New York, September 13, 1789]


It is with pleasure I am able to inform you that you have been appointed Auditor in the Department of the Treasury. The salary of this office is 1500 Dollars. Your friends having expressed a doubt of your acceptance, I cannot forbear saying, that I shall be happy to find the doubt has been ill founded; as from the character I have received of you, I am persuaded you will be an acquisition to the department.

I need scarcely add that your presence here as soon as possible is essential to the progress of business.

I am Sir   Your obedient servant

Alexander Hamilton
Secretary of the Treasury.

Oliver Wolcott Esqr

ALS, MS Division, New York Public Library.

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