Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from John Nicholson, 26 March 1793

From John Nicholson1

Compl Genl. Office [Philadelphia]
March 26th 1793


As an enquiry which required some time was made after the closure of the Loan with Sep: 1791 whether or not Certificates of this State might not have been subscribed which had been granted for Continental Certificates2—And as it is probable the like enquiry will be made respecting the subscriptions to the Loan which closed the 1st Instant3 before payment of interest or transfers will be allowed—and as there are some such Certificates included in the subscriptions to the last loan, I take the liberty to mention this now, and that I will prepare an equal quantity of principal & interest respectively to be delivered for the others when you shall think proper to make the necessary arrangements for performing the business.

I am with great respect   Your obt ser


A Hamilton Esqr
secty Treasy

LC, Division of Public Records, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg.

1For background to this letter, see Nicholson to H, July 26, 1792, note 1.

3The Federal loan had been reopened under “An Act supplementary to the act making provision for the Debt of the United States” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 281–83 [May 8, 1792]).

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