George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Alexander Hamilton, 4 February 1795

From Alexander Hamilton

Philadelphia Feby 4. 1795


The circumstance of having offered my late report to Congress to the two houses which rendered two copies necessary & the extreme press of business in the office in preparing for my resignation prevented my sending you a manuscript copy of that Report.1

I have now corrected a printed copy for you which I have the honor to send herewith.2 With true respect & attacht I have the honor to be Sir Yr obedt servt

A. Hamilton


1Hamilton was referring to his “Report on a Plan for the Further Support of Public Credit” of 16 Jan. (see Hamilton Papers description begins Harold C. Syrett et al., eds. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 vols. New York, 1961–87. description ends , 18:46–148).

2Hamilton’s report was received by the House of Representatives on 19 Jan., read, and tabled (Journal of the House description begins The Journal of the House of Representatives: George Washington Administration 1789–1797. Edited by Martin P. Claussen. 9 vols. Wilmington, Del., 1977. description ends , 7:163). The report then was printed by John Fenno as Report of the Secretary of the Treasury, Read in the House of Representatives of the United States, January 19th 1795; Containing a Plan for the Further Support of Public Credit. The corrected copy enclosed with this letter has not been identified.

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