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Report on the Petition of Frederick W. Starrman and Others, [27 February 1794]

Report on the Petition of Frederick W. Starrman
and Others1

[Philadelphia, February 27, 1794
Communicated on March 3, 1794]2

[To the Speaker of the House of Representatives]

The Secretary of the Treasury, to whom was referred by an order of the House of Representatives of the 18th of February 1791, the Petition of Frederick W. Starman and others,3 thereupon makes the following Report—

That the difficulty respecting the transfer of certain Certificates, as represented by the said petition, has been surmounted by a Treasury regulation, whereby the relief sought has been fully obtained by the Petitioners.

Which is humbly submitted

Alexander Hamilton
Secy. of the Treasury.

Copy, RG 233, Reports of the Secretary of the Treasury, 1784–1795, Vol. IV, National Archives.

1This report was one of twenty-nine reports on petitions enclosed in H to Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg, February 27, 1794.

2Journal of the House description begins Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States (Washington, 1826), I, II. description ends , II, 77–78.

3On February 19, 1791, the House received “A petition of Frederick W. Starman, and sundry other persons, holding certificates of the registered debt of the United States, which have not been duly transferred to them agreeable to the regulations of the Treasury, praying to be permitted to deliver in the said certificates, and to receive others in their own names for the amount thereof.

Ordered, That the said … [petition] be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.” (Journal of the House description begins Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States (Washington, 1826), I, II. description ends , I, 383.)

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