Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Alexander Hamilton, 26 January 1792

To Alexander Hamilton

Philadelphia Jan. 26. 1792.


It is perfectly equal to me that the 1233⅓ dollars mentioned in your letter of yesterday, be taken out of the 40,000 Dollars now desired, or not. You will observe that the two sums of 40,000 D. each are for the interval between July 1. 1790. and July 1. 1792. and that the act is to continue, even if not renewed, till the end of the next session of Congress, probably the beginning of March 1793. The heavy draughts for Outfits for the late appointments will require a new call in time for the commencement of the 3d. year of the act.—I have the honor to be with great respect Sir Your most obedient & most humble servt.,

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “Colo. Hamilton.” FC (DNA: RG 360, DL). Hamilton’s letter of yesterday, responding to TJ’s of 24 Jan. 1792, is recorded in SJL as received 25 Jan. 1792, but has not been found. Another of 27 Jan. 1792, recorded in SJL as received that day, is also missing.

Hamilton wrote Willink, Van Staphorst & Hubbard on 27 Jan. 1792, instructing them to draw a bill for 95,947½ guilders to satisfy the request TJ had made of him three days earlier (Syrett, Hamilton description begins The Papers of Alexander Hamilton, ed. Harold C. Syrett and others, New York, 1961-1979, 27 vols. description ends , x, 570–1).

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