Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to George Washington, 23 December 1794

To George Washington1

Treasury Department Dec. 23d. ’94.


I have the honor of transmitting to you an account between the Collector of New York, and the United States, which has been adjusted at the Treasury, and a balance of Dolls. 1533. ⁸⁹⁄₁₀₀. stated to be due to the said Collector.2

As all claims of a similar nature with the foregoing have been hitherto paid out of the Fund destined to defray the Contingent Charges of Government, I have deemed adviseable to ask your permission, to discharge the said sum of Dolls. 1533 ⁸⁹⁄₁₀₀ out of the twenty thousand dollars appropriated for these purposes, at the last session of Congress.3

With the most perfect respect &c.

A Hamilton

LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

2Lamb’s account with the United States may be found in RG 217, Miscellaneous Treasury Accounts, 1790–1894, Account No. 6074, National Archives.

3“An Act making appropriations for certain purposes therein expressed” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 394–95 [June 9, 1794]).

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