George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Alexander Hamilton, 24 September 1794

From Alexander Hamilton

24 Sept. 1794.

The Secry of the Treasury presents his respects to The President. He finds it will be impracticable for him without injury to the public service to leave town on Monday, but he will do it the day after & overtake the President.1 However he begs leave to inform the President that from the information received, there is no prospect of a pretty general assembling of the Pennsylvania & N. Jersey militia at Carlisle before the 6 or 7 of Octor, so that The President will have some time to spare & perhaps it may be useful for him to remain here as long as will comport with the object of his journey & his convenience in making it.


1The following Monday was 29 September. Hamilton accompanied GW when the president left Philadelphia on the morning of 30 Sept., "to repair to the places appointed for the Rendezvous, of the Militia of New Jersey Pennsylvania Maryland & Virginia" (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 6:178).

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