Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to William Seton, 8 October 1791

To William Seton1

Treasury Department
Octr. 8th. 1791


It is necessary to inform you that the Treasurers check or order for thirty thousand dollars of the first instant in favor of John Cochran Esq the Commissioner of loans for New York was intended to include your payment of Twenty thousand Dollars on the 1st instant, and the further sum of ten thousand Dollars. I think it proper to apprize you of this lest you may suppose that the Thirty thousand Dollars were to be additional to the Twenty thousand.

The duplicate receipt for Ten thousand Dollars of the 29th Ulto. by the Vice Consul General of France (and Mr. de la Forest)2 is at hand.

I am   Sir,   Your obedt Servant.

A Hamilton

Willm. Seton Esqr
Cashier of the Bank of
New York

LS, The Andre de Coppet Collection, Princeton University Library.

1For background to this letter, see Seton to H, October 1, 1791.

2The “Vice Consul General of France (and Mr. de la Forest)” were the same person. Antoine René Charles de La Forest became vice consul at Savannah in 1783 and in 1785 assumed the duties of consul general, although he was not formally appointed to the post until March, 1792.

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