Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Samuel Hodgdon, 18 December 1792

To Samuel Hodgdon

Treasury Department 18th Decemr. 1792


I am to acknowledge the receipt of your favor of yesterday.1

That the amount of the Monies received by you for Arms &c. sold to the State of South Carolina,2 may be ascertained according to the established usage of the Treasury Department, it will be necessary that you present an account thereof with the proper documents at the Auditors Office. A warrant will then issue upon you in favor of the Treasurer, for such sum as may be reported by the Auditor and certified by the Comptroller, to be in your hands on account of the United States.

I am with Consideration   Sir   Your most Obedt. Servant

Alexander Hamilton

Samuel Hodgdon Esquire

LS, Montague Collection, MS Division, New York Public Library.

1Letter not found.

2On October 17, 1792, in reply to a letter from Hodgdon (Hodgdon to Tobias Lear, October 17, 1792, ALS, RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters, 1790–1799, National Archives), Lear reported that the President had approved the issue of six hundred stand of arms from the public store at Philadelphia for the use of South Carolina to be issued “on the terms which … will replace them in kind at a short notice” (LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.) On December 21, 1792, Warrant No. 81 for $4,240 was drawn on Hodgdon in favor of Samuel Meredith (RG 217, Miscellaneous Treasury Accounts, 1790–1894, Account No. 5928, National Archives).

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