To Jabez Bowen1
[Philadelphia, August 20, 1791. “… It is a rule necessary to be strictly adhered to that the certificates of any state which have once been surrendered to such State shall be deemed to be extinguished and shall cease to be considered as a part of its debt, assumable on the principle of the Funding Act.”2 Letter not found.]
ALS, sold at Samuel Freeman Company, November 18, 1924, Item 167.
1. Bowen was commissioner of loans for Rhode Island.