Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from John Nicholson, 11 February 1794

From John Nicholson

Comp. Genl. Office [Philadelphia]
Feby. 11th 1794


I feel myself indebted for your attention to my former requests,1 permit me further to request that you will direct a copy of the opinion of the late Atty. Genl. to you on the subject of the subscribability of the Pennsa. New Loan debt2 in the Loan opened by Congress per Act of Augt. 4th. 17903—“for such Certificates bearing date before Jany 1790, as had been issued by the respective States as acknowledgments or evidences of debts by them owing.”

With much respect   & esteem   I am Yr Most ob ser


The Honble Alexr. Hamilton Esqr
Secty Treasy Ustates

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

1This is a reference to Nicholson’s requests concerning the “new loan” certificates. See Nicholson to H, July 26, 1792, note 1, June 1, 1793, January 8, 1794; Alexander J. Dallas to H, January 15, 1793; H to Dallas, February 8, 1793; H to Edmund Randolph, March 20, 1793; Randolph to H, March 30, 1793.

3“An Act making provision for the (payment of 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 138–44).

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