George Washington Papers

Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., to Alexander Hamilton, 9 December 1794

Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., to Alexander Hamilton

Decem: 9. 1794.

Bw Dandridge respectfully informs the Secretary of the Treasury that the President does not object to granting Mister Bowen’s request if it can be done without injury to the public service.1

B. Dandridge will thank the Secretary to cause a Warrant to be transmitted to him for two thousand dollars on account of The President’s compensation.2


1Dandridge may have been referring to Jabez Bowen of Rhode Island, who was attempting to obtain reimbursement for state funds expended to assist refugees from Saint Domingue (see Bowen to Edmund Randolph, 12 May 1794 and 23 April 1795, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters).

2Dandridge recorded the receipt of this sum under the date of 11 Dec. (Household Accounts description begins Presidential Household Accounts, 1793–97. Manuscript, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. description ends ).

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