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The Treasurer of the United States has been directed to draw upon you, a Bill, at ten days sight, in favor of the Secretary of State, for ninety nine thousand Guilders, which you will dispose of, according to directions to be given you by, Mr. Jefferson. I am &c. Copy, RG 233, Reports of the Treasury Department, 1792–1793, Vol. III, National Archives. This letter was enclosed in H’s “Report on...
[ Philadelphia, May 23, 1794. On July 15, 1794, Willink, Van Staphorst, and Hubbard wrote to Hamilton : “We have received your esteemed favor of 23 May.” Letter not found. ]
I have directed the Treasurer of the United States to draw Bills upon you, for five hundred thousand Guilders, at ten days sight, in favor of John Kean Esquire, Cashier of the Bank of the United States, which drafts, I request, may be duly honored, when presented. I am &c. Copy, RG 233, Reports of the Treasury Department, 1792–1793, Vol. III, National Archives. This letter was enclosed in H’s...
You will herewith receive a triplicate of my letter of the 5th instant, and an enclosure for Mr. Short, which you will please to forward. The Treasurer having been directed to draw upon you, for 1.250.000 florins, I have to request, that his drafts may be duly honored. I am &c. Copy, RG 233, Reports of the Treasury Department, 1792–1793, Vol. III, National Archives. This letter was enclosed in...
I have lately the pleasure of your letters of the 22d of April and first of may. The last was particularly acceptable, as it removed all anxiety about the June payment, in a mode quite satisfactory to me. The low prices at which our stocks have been for some time past, owing to the state of affairs in Europe (which has tended to lower them in two ways, by lessening the foreign demand, and by...
Your letter of the 27th. of December came duly to hand and gave me the agreeable intelligence of your having effected a loan for the United States. This information arrested the progress of the measures I was taking to place in your hands by Remittances from hence a sum equal to the ensuing Installment of the Dutch debt as well as for the payment of Interest up to the first of June...
You will please to consider it as a standing instruction, that you are to apply whatever monies may be, at any time, in your hands, of which no different application has been specially directed, to the payment of the interest and premiums, which shall, from time to time, become payable on the loans, which have been or shall be made, for the United States in Holland. I am &c. Copy, RG 233,...
To all to whom these Presents shall come: Whereas by an Act passed the fourth day of August, in this present year, entitled “An Act making provision for the debt of the United States,” it is, among other things, enacted, That the President of the United States be authorized to cause to be borrowed, on behalf of the United States, a sum or sums, not exceeding in the whole, twelve millions of...
[ Philadelphia, July 18, 1792. A “List of papers received from the files of the Office of the House of Representatives, for the use of the Committee appointed to enquire into the State of the Treasury department” dated April 8, 1794, refers to “Copy of letters from the Secretary of the Treasury, to Wilhem, Willink &c. relating to the application of the monies arising from the loans—of the...
You will herewith receive duplicates of my letters to you under date the 28th. ultimo. I have now to acknowledge the receipt of yours of the 1st. of June last enclosing your account current with the United States to that day. Mr. Short has been instructed [to place] with you a credit in favor of our Minister Plenipotentiary at the Court of France for one hundred five thousand Guilders. The...
[ Philadelphia, May 2, 1793. On July 1, 1793, Willink, Van Staphorst, and Hubbard wrote to Hamilton : “The letter you wrote us the 2d. May has … come to hand.” Letter not found. ]
This serves to desire, that the interest, which will become payable on the Dutch loans, upon the first day of June next, may be discharged out of the funds, which will remain in your hands, of the last loan of three millions of Florins. I am &c. Copy, RG 233, Reports of the Treasury Department, 1792–1793, Vol. III, National Archives. This letter was enclosed in H’s “Report on Foreign Loans,”...
[ Philadelphia, April 2, 1793. On July 1, 1793, Willink, Van Staphorst, and Hubbard wrote to Hamilton : “and on the 9th: Ulto. only received your respected favor of 2 April.” Letter not found. ]
An attack of the malignant fever which has of late afflicted the City of Philadelphia has occasioned me to be for some time absent from that City for the recovery of my strength. Just returned to my house in its vicinity I find here your letter of the 1st of July last with its enclosures in duplicates. A letter from me previous to my late journey will have assured you of my satisfaction at the...
[ Philadelphia, February 1, 1793. On May 1, 1793, Willink Van Staphorst, and Hubbard wrote to Hamilton : “We received your Respected favors of 1 February, 15 & 16 March.” Letter of February 1 not found. ]
I acknowlege the receipt of your letters of the first & twenty sixth of September of the last year. Remittances from this country to Amsterdam at the present juncture and with the anticipations here of your possible situation are attended with unusual difficulty and embarrassment. After maturely considering all the modes which occurred to reflection for effecting the payments of principal &...
I received, two days since, the letter which You did me the honor to write me of the 14 of January last, inclosing the copy of one of the same date to Mr Short. I regret the state of things as there exhibited, and my regret will be increased, if circumstances shall have rendered it necessary, to allow the high rate of five per cent for the contemplated loan. I hope, nevertheless, a better...
[ Philadelphia, May 7, 1792 . On July 26, 1792, Hamilton wrote to Willink, Van Staphorst, and Hubbard : “You will herewith receive triplicates of my letters of the 7th. of May and 20th. ultimo.” Letter of May 7 not found. ]
It being understood, that you have retained in your hands a sufficient sum to discharge the balance of salary, due to Mr. Jefferson, as Minister plenipotentiary at the Court of France, it has been deemed inexpedient to change the course of the thing, by paying him that balance here. He, therefore has informed me, that he will draw upon you, on that account, for three hundred and fifty pounds...
[ Philadelphia, March 16, 1793. On May 1, 1793, Willink, Van Staphorst, and Hubbard wrote to Hamilton : “We received your Respected favors of 1 February, 15 & 16 March.” Letter of March 16 not found. ]
It is probable that before this reaches you you will have heard of my determination to resign my Office of Secretary of the Treasury as on this day. The event will accordingly take place. I could not permit myself to renounce my official situation without placing among my last Acts the expression of the high sense I continue to entertain of the fidelity and ability with which you have...
[ November 26, 1793. On February 24, 1794, Willink, Van Staphorst, and Hubbard wrote to Hamilton : “We … have now to acknowledge Receipt of the Triplicate of your esteemed favor of 26 November last.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, January 21, 1794. On March 28, 1794, Willink, Van Staphorst, and Hubbard wrote to Hamilton : “Since our last respects … We have your esteemed favor of 21st. January.” Letter not found. ]
I enclose you the triplicate of my letter of the 19th ultimo—and have by this opportunity barely to inform you that I have directed the Treasurer to draw upon you for one hundred thousand guilders in addition to the sum mentioned in my letter of the 26th of July last. I am &c. Copy, RG 233, Reports of the Treasury Department, 1792–1793, Vol. III, National Archives. This letter was enclosed in...
It being probable, that I shall shortly instruct the Treasurer of the United States to draw bills upon you to the amount of one million of guilders, to be paid out of the last loan of three millions; I enclose you his signature, together with that of the Register of the Treasury, and the form of the bills which he will draw. The sight, at which these drafts will be made payable, will,...
Triplicates of your letter of the 25th. of January last have duly come to hand. As the success of the negotiations for the purchase of the Debt due from the United States to France would have been an unwelcome circumstance; I learn with pleasure that it had not taken place. The distinguished zeal you have in so many instances shewn for the interests of this country, intitles you upon all...
[ Philadelphia, March 12, 1794. On July 1, 1794, Willink, Van Staphorst, and Hubbard wrote to Hamilton : “We have received your two esteemed favors of 12 March, and 8 May.” Letter of March 12 not found. ]
Since the date of my last letter to you, the Legislature of the United States have passed two Acts, that is to say, on the fourth and twelfth of the present month; by which, among other things, they empower the President to cause to be borrowed on account of the United States Fourteen Millions of Dollars; The execution of which power has been by him committed to me: as will appear by a copy of...
You will find herewith copy of a Power from the President of The United States to me and an original power from me to you authorising you to make a loan on behalf of the United States for 1000000 of Dollars. But though the Power extends to a Million, to conform with the law on which it is founded, the loan which you are in fact to make is not to exceed 800,000 Dollars or 2000000 of Current...
You will herewith receive a duplicate of my letter to you of the 26th ultimo, advising you of Bills, which the Treasurer of the United States had been directed to draw upon you to the amount of one million and two hundred and fifty thousand guilders. You will please to observe, that this sum has been reduced to one million and two hundred and thirty seven thousand five hundred Guilders, which...
[ Philadelphia, January 24, 1794. On May 1, 1794, Willink, Van Staphorst, and Hubbard wrote to Hamilton : “We have to request your acceptance of our most hearty Thanks for Your very polite letter of 24th January.” Letter not found. ]
I have learnt with some surprise, through Mr. Short, that the price of the effects of the United States had undergone a sudden depression in the market of Amsterdam. This is so different from the tenor of the hopes I had built upon those expressed by you, and so contrary to all the calculations I can form on the natural course of the thing, that I cannot but be curious for a particular...
[ Philadelphia, September 27, 1794. On January 5, 1795, Willink, Van Staphorst, and Hubbard wrote to Hamilton : “We have to acknowledge the Receipt of your esteemed favors of 27 September and 27 October, the latter signed by Oliver Wolcott Esqr.” Letter of September 27 not found. ]
You will herewith receive triplicates of my letters of the 7th. of May and 20th. ultimo, also a duplicate of mine of the 16th. instant. In the latter, I informed you, that I had directed the Treasurer to draw bills upon you, for 500.000 Guilders, and I have now to add, for your information, that, as soon as these bills are sold, I shall cause further drafts to be made, to the extent of 500.000...
Treasury Department, January 27, 1792. “The Treasurer of the United States has been directed to draw upon you a Bill, at ten days, for 95.947½ Guilders, in favor of Mr. Jefferson, the Secretary for the Department of State, to which I request you to pay due honor.” Copy, RG 233, Reports of the Treasury Department, 1792–1793, Vol. III, National Archives. This letter was enclosed in H’s “Report...
I have directed the Treasurer of the United States to draw upon you for one million of Guilders, at the same sight as in the last case. These Bills will be discharged out of the loan of 6.000.000 of Guilders, mentioned in the letters of Mr. Short and yourselves, of August last. I am &c. Copy, RG 233, Reports of the Treasury Department, 1792–1793, Vol. III, National Archives. This letter was...
I have, by this opportunity, time only to acknowledge your several favors of the 11th, 12th, and 15th, of September, and 7th. of November, to the late Treasury Board, and of the 29th. of December to myself, and to enclose you the first of eight setts of Bills of Exchange, as per list at foot, amounting together to one hundred thousand current Guilders, towards payment of the arrears of...
[ Philadelphia, August 28, 1792. On September 19, 1792, Hamilton wrote to Willink, Van Staphorst, and Hubbard : “You will herewith receive duplicates of my letters to you under date the 28th. ultimo.” Letters not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, December 29, 1794. On June 10, 1795, Willink, Van Staphorst, and Hubbard wrote to Oliver Wolcott, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury, and referred to letters “from your Predecessor of 29 December and 25 January.” Letter of December 29, 1794, not found. ] LS , Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 24th. of August last enclosing an authenticated copy of the Contract for the last three million Loan, which Contract is now before the President for his ratification. If it should be completed in the course of the day, it will be herewith transmitted; if not, it will be forwarded to you by the next opportunity. Enclosed is a letter to Mr....