To Sylvanus Bourne1
Philadelphia May 10. 1792
You will have heared of the issue of a certain appointment, which was desired by you.
An alteration which has been made in the Treasury Department2 will lead to the appointment of an additional number of Clerks. If nothing better offers itself to you & an appointment of this Nature can be a temporary accommodation, it is at your service.* I beg you to be always assured of the friendly dispositions of
D Sir Y Obed ser
ALS, Mr. Edward Powis Jones, New York City.
1. Bourne, a resident of Boston, had been United States consul at Santo Domingo from June, 1790, to September, 1791.
For information concerning the contents of this letter, see Bourne to H, May 10, 24, 1792 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , XI, 382–83, 419–20).
In PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends XI, 383, this letter is listed as a “letter not found.”