Treasury Department Circular
to the Continental Loan Officers
May 17th 1790
There are in the possessions of the late Loan Officers of the United States,1 several specie of public paper the holding of which must be inconvenient to them, while they ought, in propriety to be at the Seat of Government.
I therefore request that on the receipt of this letter you will be pleased to forward to me the Indents, blank Loan Office Certificates, bills of Credit, known by the name of the New Emissions, and all other public paper which may be in your hands.
I am Sir with respect Your Obedient Servant
Secy of the Treasury2
Thomas Smith Esqr
LS, sold at Parke-Bernet Galleries, December 4–5, 1944, Lot 177.
2. Text taken from facsimile in American Art Association catalogue of earlier sale on March 12, 1920, Lot 380.