From Oliver Wolcott, Junior
Auditors Office New York Novr. 2d. 1789.
In examining the Accounts of Monsr. Le Ray de Chaumont1 with the United States, it appears to me to be important that the powers of the American Ministers and agents at the Court of versailles relative to procuring monies and supplies, and settling accounts on the part of the United States should be ascertained.
If these sentiments should receive your approbation, I beg leave to submit to your opinion the expediency of procuring such extracts from the instructions, which have from time to time been given to said Ministers and Agents, as may serve to elucidate this subject.2
I have the honor to be &c.
The honble. Alexander Hamilton Esqr.
Secretary of the Treasury.
LC, Papers of the Continental Congress, National Archives.
1. Jacques Donatien Le Ray de Chaumont.