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Treasury Department Circular to the Commissioners of Loans, 11 January 1791

Treasury Department Circular to the
Commissioners of Loans1

(Circular)

Treasury Department
January 11. 1791.

Sir

It has been stated to me that bills of the old emissions,2 expressed to have been issued in pursuance of an Act of Congress of 2d. July 1777, have been presented to the loan officers. As no such resolution of Congress appears on their Journals all bills of that description must be rejected by you as counterfeits.

I am, Sir,   Your obedt. servant

A Hamilton

LS, to Nathaniel Appleton, from a private collection.

1This letter is listed as a “letter not found” in PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , VII, 425.

2For “bills of the old emissions,” 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, 7–9).

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