Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Alexander Hamilton, 9 June 1790

From Alexander Hamilton

Treasury Department June 9th. 1790


I have the honor to inform you, that in a few days, information furnished by the several Departments and otherwise collected, will be laid before the House of Representatives, for the purpose of obtaining appropriations of Money. As the expences &ca. of the Department of State will necessarily require an appropriation, I beg the favour of your directing information to be transmitted to me of the sum you may desire to be placed upon the list. You will oblige me by directing a return to be made to this office, from time to time, of such officers connected with the Revenue, as shall be hereafter appointed.

Enclosed is a return of the persons appointed by the President of the United States to superintend certain Light houses therein mentioned, which, I presume, will be necessary to enable you to give the necessary directions about their Commissions. I have the honor to be, very respectfully Sir, Your obedient Servt.,

Alexander Hamilton
Secy of the Treasury

RC (DNA: RG 59, MLR); in a clerk’s hand except for signature and accompanying title; endorsed. Not recorded in SJL.

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