Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to John Barclay, 17 December 1794

To John Barclay

Treasury Department
December 17. 1794


I have been favoured with your letter of the 11th instant.1 More than was consistent with the constitutional powers of the Bank could not have been expected or desired. In manifesting a readiness to do all that is lawful, a proof is afforded that the Bank of Pensylvania will not be behind any other institution of this kind in a proper zeal for the service of the UStates. I beg through you to make my acknowlegements to the Board & that You & they will be persuaded of my respect & esteem.

I have the honor to be   Sir   Your most Obedt servant

Alex Hamilton

John Barclay Esq
President of The Bank of Pensylvania

ALS, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

1Letter not found, but see H to the President and Directors of the Bank of Pennsylvania, December 1, 1794, to which Barclay was replying in his letter of December 11.

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