Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Oliver Wolcott, Junior, 6 June 1792

From Oliver Wolcott, Junior

T. D
C. Off June 6th 1792


The following occurrence has happened in relation to which I request your opinion.

Matthias Huysinga Misschert1 in pursuance of a power of Attorney from Theodosus Gerhardus Bosch of Utrecht, has subscribed to the Loan proposed by Congress2 about seventy thousand Dollars of Registered Debt, for which he requests Certificates of Funded Debt in the name of the said Bosch.

Previously to the time of subscription, the Credits of Bosch on the books of the Treasury had been attached at the suit of Paulus Kok.3

The question on which your opinion is requested is, whether the nature of Boschs credit with the United States can be changed while the claim of Kok is pending?

Yr hum &c

A. Hamilton Esq

ADf, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

1Messchert was a Dutch merchant who lived in Philadelphia and traded with Germany.

2See “An Act supplementary to the act making provision for the Debt of the United States” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 281–83 [May 8, 1792]).

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