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To Alexander Hamilton from William Ellery, 1 June 1790

From William Ellery1

Newport [Rhode Island] June 1, 1790. “I have received your letter of the 17th. of the last month,2 and … now transmit to you … four bundles of Indents … and another package of blank Loan-Office Certife.… I have no bills of credit, known by name of the New Emissions.3 I find by the News papers that an appropriation is made by law for discharging the demands which exist against the United States, and that … a payment of the salaries to the late Loan-Officers of the several States to the 31st. day of Dece. 1789 is authorized.…4 The ballance due to me to that period is 544 89/100 Dolls.…”

LC, Newport Historical Society, Newport, Rhode Island.

1For background to this letter, see Ellery to H, January 10, March 8, 30, 1790; H to Benjamin Huntington, March 19, 1790; Huntington to H, March 19, 1790 (all printed in this volume).

2“Treasury Department Circular to the Continental Loan Officers,” May 17, 1790 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , VI, 418–19).

3For an explanation of the contents of this sentence, see Nathaniel Appleton to H, February 5, 1791, note 1 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , VIII, 8–9).

4See Section 5 of “An Act making appropriations for the support of government for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America, I (Boston, 1845). description ends 104–06 [March 26, 1790]).

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