From Tench Coxe1
[Philadelphia, March 19, 1791]
Mr. Jefferson has sent for the Bills of 99000 Guilders, which on application to Mr. Meredith,2 are said to have been countermanded. I had transmitted to Mr. Jeffn. the three letters of advice3 to be sealed by a wafer to the Bills. Will you be good enough to give me your instructions as Mr. Jefferson’s opty will be tomorrow.4
yr. most obedt. Servant
ALS, Papers of Tench Coxe in the Coxe Family Papers at the Pennsylvania Historical Society, Philadelphia.
1. For background to this letter and an explanation of its contents, see H to Wilhem and Jan Willink, Nicholaas and Jacob Van Staphorst, and Nicholas Hubbard, March 18, 1791 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , VIII, 204–05); George Washington to H, March 19, 1791 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , VIII, 205–06).
2. Samuel Meredith was treasurer of the United States.
3. Letters not found. A letter of advice is a note advising a commercial or financial correspondent that a certain arrangement, of which the correspondent is a part, has been made.
4. At the bottom of this letter H wrote: “Let the bills be sent to Mr. Jefferson. Yrs. A Hamilton.”