Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Alexander Hamilton, 29 April 1790

To Alexander Hamilton

New York April 29th. 1790.


The amount of the last warrant for money for the contingent expences of the office for foreign affairs being laid out, I take the liberty to enclose an account of them, with the vouchers, and to request the favour of you to order a further sum of two hundred and fifty dollars for the contingent expences of the office of the Secretary of State. I have the honor to be &c.

(signed) Thomas Jefferson

FC (Lb in DNA: RG 360, PCC, AL); at head of text: “To the Secretary of the Treasury.” Not recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.

Hamilton wrote a brief note to TJ from the Treasury Department on 30 Apr. 1790 enclosing a warrant he had issued in his favor for the amount requested and advising that he had submitted the account and vouchers to “the Auditor for examination” (Tr in Lb in DNA: RG 360, PCC, AL; at head of text: “From The Secretary of the Treasury”).

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