Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Joseph Nourse, 1 April 1795

From Joseph Nourse

Treasury Department
Registers Office 1st April 1795


I had the Honor of your Letter a few days since1 and in compliance with the request therein (the consent of Mr. Wolcott2 having been obtained) I have now the pleasure to inclose an Official Statement of the public Debt distributed amongst the several States so far as the same can be ascertained.3 I believe this is in substance a Copy of a Paper wch: was laid before you during your Administration.

I am with the deepest Sense of Respect &c Sir, Your most Obedt. & most humble servt

Joseph Nourse.

Honorable Alexr. Hamilton Esqr.
late Secy of the Treasury

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; copy, RG 53, Register of the Treasury, Estimates and Statements for 1795, Vol. “137-T,” National Archives.

2Oliver Wolcott, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury.

3“A General Statement of the Domestic Debt according to the Returns made to the Treasury by the Several Commissioners who were authorized to issue Certificates of the Public Debt” (D, signed by Nourse, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).

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