From Abraham Baldwin1
Philadelphia 26th. February 1794
The Committee, appointed in pursuance of the inclosed resolutions,2 have directed me to make you acquainted with the business of their appointment. Whilst they assure themselves of your chearful co-operation in giving the fullest effect to the wishes of the House, they are desirous it should be done, in a manner, least troublesome to yourself, and most accommodated to your wishes.
The Committee will meet at 10 o’clock on Saturday next; any thing, which may occur to you on the occasion, which you wish to submit to the consideration of the Committee, either personally, or in writing, they will be happy to receive.
Ab. Baldwin, Chairman.
Alexr. Hamilton Esqr.
Secretary of the Treasury.
Copy, RG 233, Papers of the Select Committee Appointed to Examine the Treasury Department, Third Congress, National Archives.
1. For background to this letter, see the introductory note to H to Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg, December 16, 1793.
2. Journal of the House description begins Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States (Washington, 1826), I, II. description ends , II, 71–72. A copy of these resolutions in the handwriting of John Beckley may be found among the papers of the committee (copy, RG 233, Papers of the Select Committee Appointed to Examine the Treasury Department, Third Congress, National Archives). For the resolutions, see the introductory note to H to Muhlenberg, December 16, 1793.