Commissioners of the Sinking Fund to the Speaker of the House of Representatives
Philadelphia, February 25, 1793.
In pursuance of a resolution of the House of Representatives, bearing date the 19th day of this instant, we lay before them a Copy of the Journal of our Board, and a statement of the purchases made since our last Report to Congress. We have the honor, Sir, to be Your most obedient Servants.
MS not found; reprinted from Report of the Board of Trustees of the Sinking Fund: Containing their Journals, and a Statement of the Purchases Made since their Last Report to Congress [Philadelphia, 1793], 3; at foot of text: “To the Speaker of the House of Representatives.” Enclosures: (1) Journal of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, 26 Aug. 1790–21 Feb. 1793. (2) Records relating to purchases of the public debt by the Commissioners since 17 Nov. 1792 (same, 3–29; texts printed in ASP description begins American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States, Washington, D.C., Gales & Seaton, 1832–61, 38 vols. description ends , Finance, i, 234–48).
In connection with its investigation of Alexander Hamilton’s management of public finance, the House of Representatives on 19 Feb. 1793 had requested copies of all hitherto unfurnished records of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, the body created by Congress to carry out the 12 Aug. 1790 act for the redemption of the domestic debt (JHR description begins Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, Washington, D.C., Gales & Seaton, 1826, 9 vols. description ends , i, 706–8, 717; see also Editorial Note on Jefferson and the Giles resolutions, at 27 Feb. 1793). last report: see Report of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, [17 Nov. 1792].