Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Richard Wylly, 22 November 1791

From Richard Wylly1

Loan Office, Georgia, November 22, 1791. “I have the honor of enclosing you my account against the United States for Stationary, Printers bill and hire of a Clerk.… As I did most of the business myself until the 25 of June I only employed a Person occasionally to assist me; after which time I found I could not dispatch the business without a Clerk constantly to attend in the Office, to whom I allowed at the rate of 400 dollars per annum, which I hope You will not think too much, as there are Merchants Clerks here who received larger Salaries. I did not keep an exact account of the Stationary, but I suppose it amounted to what I have charged.…”

ALS, RG 217, Miscellaneous Treasury Accounts, 1790–1894, Account No. 1911, National Archives.

1Wylly was commissioner of loans for Georgia.

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