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Alexander Hamilton to Tobias Lear, 4 January 1793

Alexander Hamilton to Tobias Lear

[Philadelphia] 4 Jan. 1793. Presents his compliments and writes that “The Statements went in yesterday, and are copying for the President.”1


1Hamilton is referring to the four statements that comprised his “Report on Foreign Loans” of 3 Jan. to the U.S. House of Representatives. For the text of Hamilton’s report, see Syrett, Hamilton Papers, description begins Harold C. Syrett et al., eds. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 vols. New York, 1961–87. description ends 13:451–62. On 5 Jan., Hamilton sent “to the President of the United States copies of certain statements No. 1. 2. 3 & 4, which have been rendered to the House of Representatives pursuant to a resolution of the House of the 27th of Decembr last” (DLC: GW). For background on GW’s request that Hamilton prepare this report for the House of Representatives, see the U.S. House of Representatives to GW, 27 Dec. 1792, and note 1.

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