George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Alexander Hamilton, 18 March 1794

To Alexander Hamilton

United States 18 Mar. 1794

Pay to the Director of the Mint the within1 sum of sixteen hundred dollars—and also the further sum of one thousand dollars for the purposes of that establishment.2

Geo: Washington.


1An asterisk at this point refers to the following copy of an account from David Rittenhouse of 17 March, which appears at the bottom of this letter.

Expenses of the Mint for the present quarter, ending Mar. 31. 1794.

Including all the arrears due to Albion Cox, Assayer, since he was first engaged by Mr [Thomas] Pinckney 3315.02
balance in the Treasurer’s hands Jan. 1. 1794 1715.02
Remains to be covered by Warrt 1600.

Edmund Randolph forwarded Rittenhouse’s “statement” to GW with a brief cover letter of 18 March (DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters).

2On the request for this money, see Edmund Randolph to GW, 14 March (second letter).

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