Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Henry Glen, 26 June 1792

To Henry Glen

Treasury Department
Philadelphia June 26. 1792


Your letter of the 10th of May duly came to hand.1

When Mr. Van Ingen2 was in Philadelphia on your business3 he communicated to me his errand—and though the constitution of the department refers the settlement of Accounts exclusively to the Auditor and Comptroller, I interfered so far as to converse particularly with the latter Officer, and it appeared to me that the difficulties, which remained, were insurmountable.

As the matter was fully & particularly explained to Mr. Van Ingen, it is unnecessary to enter into any explanation here.

But if there is any point on which you are desirous of further light I would advise you to write Oliver Woolcott Esquire Comptroller of the Treasury who I doubt not will give you speedy and full information.

With consideration and esteem   I am Sir   Your obedient servant

Alex Hamilton

Henry Glen Esquire

ALS, from the original in the New York State Library, Albany.

1Letter not found.

2William Van Ingen, a resident of Schenectady, New York, was Glen’s son-in-law.

3In the Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress, an unaddressed letter from William Barber, dated June 15, 1791, reads as follows: “I do well recollect while I was employed in settling claims against the united States by individuals of the State of New York and within the time limited by congress for exhibiting the same, That Henry Glen Esqr demanded from me a settlement of a claim for certain supplies and services furnished the Indian department by himself and sundry other individuals inhabitants of the said State, And I declined a settlement of the same.…”

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