George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Alexander Hamilton, 30 April 1792

From Alexander Hamilton

Treasury Department April 30. 1792

The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to communicate to the President authenticated copies of the Contracts for the three last loans made in Europe; that for 6000000 of Florins at Amsterdam bearing date 14. of December 1791 at a rate of 5 per Cent Interest that for 3000000 of Florins at Antwerp, at a rate of 4½ per Cent Interest bearing date the 30th day of November 1791 and the last for 3000000 of Florins at Amsterdam at 4 perCent Interest bearing date the 24 of December 1791; of which respective contracts a Ratification by The President as heretofore is requisite.1

AL, DNA: RG 59, Bills of Exchange and Loan Ratifications.

1For the various loans negotiated by the United States at Amsterdam and Antwerp, see Hamilton to GW, 10 April 1791, n.1, 14 April 1791, n.1, and 23 Jan. 1792, n.1; see also Hamilton to Thomas Jefferson, 26 Aug. 1791, William Short to Hamilton, 31 Aug., 8 Nov., n.4, 12 Nov., 23, 28, 30 Dec. 1791, in Syrett, Hamilton Papers, description begins Harold C. Syrett et al., eds. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 vols. New York, 1961–87. description ends 9:111–12, 132–42, 479–82, 498–500, 10:403–4, 472–80,485–90.

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