Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from George Washington, 10 July 1792

From George Washington

United States 10th. July 1792

The Secretary of the Treasury will cause to be paid to the Director of the Mint, Ten thousand Dollars for the purposes above specified.1

G: Washington

LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1This is a reference to an estimate by David Rittenhouse, director of the Mint. The estimate reads as follows:

“Estimate of immediate Expenditures for the Mint.

Price of the House & Lot, to be paid on executing the Conveyance  4266 2/3
15 Tons of Copper, suppose 10 Cents per lb.  4800.
Repairs of the Buildings, workmen’s wages &c.   933.1/3
Dollars 10,000.

10th. July 1792” (LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress).

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