George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Alexander Hamilton, 23 December 1793

From Alexander Hamilton

Treasury Depart. Decr 23d 1793.

The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to submit to the President of the U. States a communication from the Commissioner of the revenue of the 18 inst: enclosing a provisional Contract for the Stakage of Neus River in North Carolina; the ratification whereof appears to be for the interest of the Ud States.1

Alexandr Hamilton
Secy of the Treasy


1For Tench Coxe’s letter to Hamilton of 18 Dec., enclosing a contract with John Bragg and Richard Wade for 1794, see Hamilton Papers description begins Harold C. Syrett et al., eds. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 vols. New York, 1961–87. description ends , 15:471. For a letter-book copy of the contract, dated 20 Nov. and approved by GW on 24 Dec., see DNA: RG 26, Lighthouse Deeds and Contracts, 1790–1812.

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