Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Etienne Dutilh and John G. Wachsmuth, 19 August 1793

To Etienne Dutilh and John G. Wachsmuth

Treasury Department August 19th. 1793


I am to acknowlege the receipt of your letter of the 2nd instant1 informing me that you are the holders of the following bills of Exchange drawn by the Administration of St Domingo on the late Consul General of France;2 and which remain unpaid.

Vizt. No 377 for 3540
378 4290
359 800
371 382
379 1772
389 433 — 7 Escalins
385 5,257 — 7 — do.
16,474. 14

Making in the whole, Sixteen thousand, four hundred, seventy four Dollars and fourteen Escalins.

I have therefore to inform you, that if the Minister of the French Republic does not discharge the said Bills before the third of September next, they will then be paid at the Treasury of the United States upon application being made for the purpose.

I am Gentlemen   Your obedt. Servant

A Hamilton

Messrs E. Dutilh & Wachsmuth

LS, Mr. Cyril Clemens, Kirkwood, Missouri.

1Letter not found.

2Charles René Mathurin de La Forest. For a discussion of the Santo Domingan bills, see the introductory note to George Latimer to H, January 2, 1793. See also Edmond Charles Genet to H, July 19, 1793; H to Genet, July 24, 1793.

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