To Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg
Philadelphia December 1st
I beg leave through you to make known to the House of Representatives—That I have signified to The President of the UStates my intention to resign my office of Secretary of the Treasury on the last day of January next.1 I make this communication in order that an opportunity may be given previous to that Event, to institute any further proceeding which may be contemplated, if an be, in consequence of the inquiry during the last session into the State of this Department.2
With perfect respect I have the honor to be Sir Your most Obedt & hum ser
The Honorable The Speaker of the House of Representatives
ADf, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; copy, RG 233, Reports of the Secretary of the Treasury, 1784–1795, Vol. IV, National Archives.
2. H is referring to the select committee appointed by the House of Representatives to examine the Treasury Department. See the introductory note to H to Muhlenberg, December 16, 1793.