Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to William Short, 1 November 1791

To William Short

Treasury Department
November 1st. 1791


I have barely time by this opportunity to inform you That I have directed the Treasurer to draw for One Million of florins on account of the last loan of six millions1 and towards the close of the present month shall direct him to draw for another million. I calculate that the whole amount of the loan will have been received before the second set of draughts are presented.

I remain with great consideration & regard   Sir   Your obedt Servant.

Alexander Hamilton

Willm Short Esqr

LS, William Short Papers, Library of Congress; copy, William Short Papers, Library of Congress. A copy of this letter was enclosed in H’s “Report on Foreign Loans,” February 13, 1793.

1The Holland loan of September, 1791. For a description of this loan, see Short to H, August 31, 1791.

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