George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Alexander Hamilton, 4 March 1792

From Alexander Hamilton

[Philadelphia] 4th. March 1792.

The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to communicate to the President of the U: States certain resolutions of the Bank of the U: States, in answer to communications from the Treasury. He will ask the President’s orders on Monday. the first resolution will particularly require attention.1


For the background to the establishment of the Bank of the United States in late February 1791, see Edmund Randolph to GW, 12 Feb., and enclosures, Thomas Jefferson to GW, 15 Feb., GW to Alexander Hamilton, 16, 23 Feb., James Madison to GW, 21 Feb., and Hamilton to GW, 23, 24 Feb., and 27 Mar. 1791.

1The enclosed resolutions have not been identified. The editors of the Hamilton Papers assume that they were destroyed in one of the Treasury Department fires of the nineteenth century, either in 1814 or 1833 (Syrett, Hamilton Papers, description begins Harold C. Syrett et al., eds. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 vols. New York, 1961–87. description ends 11:74). The day on which Hamilton was to ask for the president’s orders was Monday, 5 Mar. 1792.

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