George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Alexander Hamilton, 18 April 1794

From Alexander Hamilton

Philada 18 April 1794.

The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the President. the enclosed permit has been prepared on the intimation of the Secretary of State, for the Spanish Comissioners.1 The Secretary is not informed whether the doubt on the subject of mister Hammond’s application was removed. The return of the enclosed will be considered as the evidence that it was.2


1The enclosed passport was for the Spanish ship Nuestra Senora del Carmen, master Prospero Farrayolo (Ferrola), “to proceed in ballast from Philadelphia to Havanna,” Cuba (JPP description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends , 299; Philadelphia Gazette and Universal Daily Advertiser, 29 April). For Randolph’s request on behalf of José Ignacio de Viar and José de Jaudenes, see his letter to Hamilton, 17 April (Hamilton Papers description begins Harold C. Syrett et al., eds. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 vols. New York, 1961–87. description ends , 16:293–94).

2For George Hammond’s application for a passport, see Hamilton to GW, 17 April. The enclosure has not been identified.

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