Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to William Carmichael, 28 August 1792

To William Carmichael1

Treasury Department, Philadelphia
Augt 28 1792


It has been represented to me by the Accounting Officers of the Treasury that a regular account of all the monies which have been received by you from our Commissioners in Europe, or which have been paid by them by your direction, would be requisite in the examination and adjustment of the accounts of the said Commissioners.

I have therefore to request that you will furnish me with an account, comprising those objects, down to the 1st of November 1792. As the document called for will be considered as an essential guide in the Settlement which is contemplated, I shall make no apology for troubling you on the occasion.

With great consideration and esteem, I am,   Sir,   Your Obed Servant

Alexander Hamilton

William Carmichael Esqr
Charge des Affaires of the U. S.

LS, from a typescript furnished by Mr. Frank L. Pleadwell, Honolulu, Hawaii.

1On January 24, 1792, Carmichael, who had been United States chargé d’affaires in Madrid since 1789, was appointed one of the commissioners to negotiate a treaty with Spain. See “Notes on Thomas Jefferson’s Report of Instructions for the Commissioners to Spain,” March 1–4, 1792, note 1.

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