Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from David Wolfe, 8 September 1792

From David Wolfe1

New York September 8th 1792.


On the 12th. July 17912 you were pleased to inform me, that “my Observations were duly communicated to the Comptroller and would receive a proper consideration.”

it is now unnecessary to bestow much time on them, for I believe Colo Pickering himself will allow the truth of them. Nay stranger yet, he has to a creditor, denied giving the Officers of the Treasury the information as stated in Mr. Walcots letters respecting printed certificates bearing interest.

he is in Philadelphia and may be consulted again, he is now older & perhaps Wiser. he may now inform you (and at the same time speak the truth) that all Debts contracted since the 1st Jany 1782 were specially stipulated to be paid in specie, and that receiving a Certificate sign’d by himself Did not ban or in any wise impair any persons claim and further that those certificates were estimated by his express order, for the purpose of having them included in the General Estimate deliverd Mr. Morris on the 29th. september 1784.

I have the Honour to be   Your Obt Servant

David Wolfe

The Secretary of the Treasury

Copy, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston.

1For background to this letter, see Wolfe to H, June 16, 1791 (printed in this volume).

2PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , VIII, 547.

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