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[ New York, November 30, 1789. On November 30, 1789, Hamilton wrote to William Smith : “I send you herewith a letter in answer to that … from your Society which I request may be presented.” Letter not found. ]
Treasury Department, November 30, 1789. “I duly received your letter of the 18th. instant.… I send you herewith a letter in answer to that for myself from your Society which I request may be presented.” LS , Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston. The Boston Marine Society. The letter to the society has not been found.
Having been applied to by the Collectors of several Ports, for my opinion on various points, which are of general concern, and in respect to which it is important that the same rules should be every where observed, I have concluded to make my answers to their inquiries the subject of a Circular letter. Some of those inquiries relate to the allowances to which the officers of the Customs are...
I have just received your letter of the 16th instant. I am sure you are sincere when you say, you would not subject me to an impropriety. Nor do I know that there would be any in my answering your queries. But you remember the saying with regard to Caesar’s Wife. I think the spirit of it applicable to every man concerned in the administration of the finances of a Country. With respect to the...
The Comptroller of the Treasury will forward to you by this or the ensuing post the whole of the forms necessary for making your Returns to this Office, and rendering your Accounts at the Treasury. You will observe that in these general forms it is not required that you should make a Monthly Return of the Duties on Imports, and that in the Weekly return the Cash receipts and Disbursements (and...
[ Treasury Department, December 1, 1789. In his “Memd. Book begun the 6th March 1792,” Short stated: “Wrote a Letter in Ansr. to one recd. from the Secy of the Treasy. of the U. S. acquainting him with my resignation & desiring him to acquaint the President therewith, provided he has not recd. my letter to him, to the same effect. The above Letter from the Secy. of the Treasy. dated ‘Treasury...
[ New York, December 3, 1789. On December 9, 1789, Willing wrote to Hamilton : “We Reced your favor of the 3 Inst.” Letter not found. ]
Your letter of the 30th of October came to hand a few days since. Your transmission of the money in your hands to Boston, was influenced by prudent considerations, and corresponds in its general object with my instructions of the 20th ultimo of which I enclose a Copy. Yet, without meaning to censure, what was evidently dictated by proper motives, it is necessary I should remark that every...
Enclosed you will receive a Letter from Colo. Pickering late Quarter Master General of the Army: in which he desires you to make out a Statement of the Debts intended to have been provided for by the Anticipation made for the use of his Department, by the late Super Intendant of the Finances; and of the Claims remaining Unsatisfied under it. I have to desire that you would furnish me with a...
[ New York, December 5, 1789. Letter listed in dealer’s catalogue. Letter not found. ] LS , sold at Chicago Book and Art Auction, April 27, 1932, Lot 84.