Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg, 30 January 1795

To Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg

Treasury Department, January 30th: 1795.


I beg leave, through you, to inform the House of Representatives, that pursuant to the duty enjoined by law upon the head of this department, I have prepared a report, containing Some suggestions for the improvement and better management of the Several branches of the actual revenues of the United States,1 which is ready to be communicated, as the House may please to direct.

With perfect respect, I have the honor to be,   Sir, Your most obedient Servant,

Alex: Hamilton.

The Honorable
The Speaker of the
House of Representatives.

Copy, RG 233, Reports of the Secretary of the Treasury, 1784–1795, Vol. IV, National Archives.

1See “Report on the Improvement and Better Management of the Revenue of the United States,” January 31, 1795. On January 30, 1795, the Speaker laid H’s letter before the House. The House “Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be informed that this House is ready to receive the report therein referred to” (Journal of the House description begins Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States (Washington, 1826), I, II, III, IV. description ends , II, 309).

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