From Peter Anspach1
N. York July 2nd. 1790
In my memorial of yesterday to Congress2 and which I am informed has been referred to you I forgot to deliver a Copy of the a/c paid by Mr. Quackenbush,3 to his attorney for defending suits brought against him by Public creditors; I also in a letter from Col. Pickering to me, dated in March 1789 I recd one inclosed from him, addressed to the late Board of Treasury; which not reaching me until about the time or after the said board ceased transacting public business, prevented my delivering it to either of the gentlemen composing the board and the letter has therefore lain dormant until the other day when I found it put up among some of the letters to me from the quarter master general; and as it probably is on the subject of money being furnished to me, I therefore take the liberty of now of inclosing it and the abovementioned a/c’s to you.
Honble. Alexr. Hamilton Esqr.
ADf, Essex Institute, Salem, Massachusetts.
2. An entry in the Journal of the House for July 1, 1790, reads as follows:
“A petition of Peter Anspach, of the City of New York, in behalf of Timothy Pickering, late Quartermaster General of the Armies of the United States, was presented to the House and read, praying the liquidation and settlement of a claim of the said Timothy Pickering against the United States.
“Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.” (Journal of the House, I description begins Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States (Washington, 1826). description ends , 254–55.)
For H’s report on this petition, see “Report on Additional Sums Necessary for the Support of the Government,” August 5, 1790.
3. Nicholas Quackenbush of Albany had been a deputy quartermaster general during the American Revolution.