Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to William Short, 4 August 1792

To William Short

Treasury Department
August 4. 1792.


Since my last to you of the 25th Ultimo, I have received a letter from our Commissioners at Amsterdam,1 informing me of their having recently instituted another loan for the United States, of three millions, at four per Cent interest, to be dated the first of June last.2

I have concluded to destine the money arising from this loan towards payment of the debt due to France, and you will accordingly apply it to that object.

With great consideration,   I have the honor to be,   Sir, Your Obedt Servant.

Alexander Hamilton

William Short Esqr.
Minister Resident of
the United States at the Hague.

LS, William Short Papers, Library of Congress; LS marked “Duplicate,” William Short Papers, Library of Congress.

1Letter from Willink, Van Staphorst, and Hubbard not found. The letter was dated May 31, 1792. See H to Washington, August 3, 1792.

2For a description of the Holland loan of 1792, see Short to H, June 28, 1792, note 17.

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