Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Oliver Wolcott, Junior, 21 January 1794

From Oliver Wolcott, Junior

TDCO. Jany 21st 1794


Pursuant to your directions I herewith transmit the original statement of Jno. Blanchards Account of New Emissions, which was settled at the Treasury in Sept. 1790.1

It is true that he paid the following sums in New Emissions to Heza. Wetmore2 for which Credits are passed in the accounts of Jno. Pierce Esq. late P Master General3 viz

1781 July 1st 50.  
Sept. 10th 377.30 being in the

whole Four hundred & twenty seven Dollars & thirty ninetieths.

These payments will appear to have constituted a Credit in the settlement made at the Tresy in Sept. 1790.

There is no probability in my opinion that any other payments were made by Blanchard to Mr. Wetmore or Mr. Pierce, than these before mentioned, which have already been passed to his Credit & I think I may venture to assure you that his pertinacity in continually troubling the Treasury on this subject, can have no reasonable object

I have the honor to be with the greatest respect &c

Hon AH.

ADf, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

1Wolcott is referring to the account of James Blanchard (D, RG 217, Miscellaneous Treasury Accounts, 1790–1894, Account No. 1037, National Archives).

2Hezekiah Wetmore was a deputy paymaster general during the American Revolution.

3John Pierce served as paymaster general of the Army during the American Revolution and as commissioner of Army accounts under the Confederation until his death in 1788.

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