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I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letters of the 18th. and 28th. instant as agents for the state of North Carolina. Altho the laws relative to the payment of the invalid pensioners fully authorize the payment of the money to those individuals, I do not consider them as warranting a payment to the State of North Carolina whose Executive appears to have discharged a part of the demands...
I have the honor to inform the Vice President of the United States and to request him to cause an intimation to be given to the Honoble The Members of the Senate that at one oClock to day, an oration will be delivered at St Pauls Church in commemoration of the declaration of Independence by a Member of the Society of the Cincinnati and that seats are provided for his and their accommodation....
I trust you are sufficiently convinced of my respect for and attachment to you to render an apology for the liberty, I am going to take unnecessary. I learnt with pain that you may not probably be here ’till late in the session. I fear that this will give some handle to your enemies to misrepresent—and though I am persuaded you are very indifferent personally to the event of a certain...
I beg leave through you to inform the Senate that pursuant to the second Section of the Act establishing the Treasury Department which expressly makes it the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury “to digest and prepare plans for the improvement and management of the Revenue and for the Support of public Credit ” I have digested and prepared a plan, on the basis of the actual revenues , for the...
I have been duly favoured with your letter of the 4th Instant. A warrant for 1000 dollars in your favour has issued. If any authorisation from you had been sent to your son or any one else, your signature on the warrant would have been unnecessary. But as it is, it will be indispensable. Perhaps however the Treasurer may pay in expectation of it. The Question when the Vice President entered...
You will find enclosed your account, which I take the liberty to send, lest by not adverting to the state of it, some inconvenience might insue. You are I presume aware, that Mr. Clinton is to be your Competitor at the next election. I trust he could not have succeeded in any event, but the issue of his late election will not help his cause. Alas! Alas! If you have seen some of the last...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to enclose to the Vice President of the United States the letter of the Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, with that of Captain Lyde. These papers were duly transmitted to the President of the United States, but could not be attended with any favorable consequences to Captain Lyde, as a commander for the Cutter on the Massachusetts Station had...
⟨The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to⟩ the Vice-President—sends him a memoir which is the work of a Mr. La Rocque a French Gentleman who is said to be charged with exploring the ground for extensive speculations in our vacant lands &c and which the Author is desirous of having placed under the eye of the Senate. How this can be done the Vice President can best judge or...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the Vice President and sends him the report of The Trustees of the Sinking Fund with the Documents referred to in it, in Triplicates according to the direction of the Board. He begs leave to remind The Vice President that this is the last day; of course it is necessary it should be presented to day. He is sorry that it could not have been...
I have just received a letter from Mr. Short which I wish to submit, in order to certain measures being taken upon it, to yourself and the heads of the executive departments, in pursuance of the President’s letter of the 4th. instant, which I take it for granted has been communicated to you by the Secretary of State. I request therefore that you will please to name a time and place for the...
I have received a late order of the Senate on the subject of a Petition of Arthur Hughes. Diligent search has been made for such a Petition, and it has not been found. Neither have I now a distinct recollection of ever having seen it. Whether therefore it may not have originally failed in the transmission to me, or may have become mislaid by a temporary displacement of the papers of my...
An order of yesterday from the House of Representatives renders it necessary that I should have recourse to the Treasury Bank Books and the Accounts of the several Offices of Discount and Deposit which were lately transmitted to the Senate. I request that the Senate will be pleased to cause them to be returned. After the purpose has been answered they will be sent again to the Senate for such...
Having made the necessary examination into the means possessed by the Treasury for complying with a late order of the Senate and of the time which would be requisite for preparing them, I have the honor now to communicate the result. Several Custom-house returns of Exports amounting to a large sum having been rendered for a term longer than a quarter; it is found impossible to make up that...
Mr. Hamilton will have the honor of Dineing with the Vice President on the 30th. of June agreeably to his Obliging invitation. D , in unidentified handwriting, Hull Collection, Smithsonian Institution.
I have the honor to inform you that I have issued a warrant for the sum of five thousand two hundred and fifty six dollars in favor of the Secretary of the Senate (Samuel A. Otis Esq.) for the purpose of discharging the compensations due to the members of that body, grounded upon a pay roll certified by you to the 30th. ultimo inclusive. I take the liberty of communicating to the Senate that...
Mr. Hamilton presents his respectful Compliments to the Vice President. He may have heared that the Treasurer was in the Market last night and may be at a loss concerning his authority. The ground of the operation is an Act of the Board of the 15th of August last appropriating a sum between three & four hundred Thousand Dollars, which Mr. Hamilton considers as any sum short of 400.000 Dollars;...
You will find herewith sundry Documents marked A, B, C, D, E, F, G, & H—A being a copy of the Presidents Power to me to conduct certain loans, directed by two Acts of Congress therein referred to, B a Copy of a power from me to Messrs. Wilhem and Jan Willinks & Nicholas & Jacob Van Staphorst & Hubbard predicated upon that of the President to me, C a copy of a power from me to Mr. Short founded...
The United States have funds of some consequence in the hands of our Commissioners at Amsterdam, over and above what may be required for approaching payments. The Situation of Holland according to the last advices, leaves me not without disquietude on this account; for bidding the negotiation of bills upon that Country without great sacrifice. I have therefore directed the Treasurer to draw...
Upon a revision of the Loans, which have been made under the Acts of Congress of the 4th. & 12th. of August 1790, I have discovered, that a loan for One Millions of Guilders, made the 1st. of June 1793, is not upon the list marked E, accompanying the other papers, mentioned in my letter to you of the 8th. Instant. In consequence of this omission, the sum already borrowed in pursuance of the...
The inclosed copy of a Letter of this date to Messrs. Wilhem & Jan Willink &c will inform you an arrangement which has been made for the payment of a Sum of principal and interest of the Dutch Debt which will accrue on the first of June next (vizt.) Florins Principal 1000000 Interest  270000 and of the direction to them to concert with you the best arrangement of the matter. If you find it...
Since writing to you on the first instant, of which the foregoing is a Copy, it has become necessary to inform you, that in consequence of the Presidents having directed Mr. Pinckney to repair immediately to the Court of Madrid, there is a possibility, that he may set out upon his Mission, before the bill drawn upon our Commissioners in Amsterdam reaches London. If this should prove to be the...
I received two or three days since your letter of the 30th. of May. The Intention of Mr. Tappen to resign is not yet known to the Assistant of the Post Master General, who in his absence represents him. But you may depend, that when the event you mention shall happen, I shall take care to bring under the consideration of the Post Master General the Gentleman whom you recommend and in a manner...
If you have in the Office the laws of North Carolina, I will thank you for the perusal of them. As I want them in haste, I shall be glad they may be sent by the bearer. I am, Sir Yr Obed serv ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Alden, a deputy secretary of the Continental Congress from 1785 to 1789, accepted a clerkship in 1789 in the new Department of State under the temporary...
The mark of esteem, on the part of fellow Citizens, to whom I am attached by so many ties, which is announced in your letter of the 29 of December, is intitled to my affectionate acknowlegements. I shall chearfully obey their wish as far as respects the taking of my Portrait; but I ask that they will permit it to appear unconnected with any incident of my political life. The simple...
[ New York, April 21, 1790 . On April 29, Allibone wrote to Hamilton : “I have the Honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter dated april 21st.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, May 12, 1792 . On May 18, 1792, Tench Coxe wrote to “A Committee of the Merchants of the City of Philadelphia” and referred to a letter “from the Secretary of the Treasury of the 12th: instant” to Allibone. Letter not found. ] LC , RG 58, Letters of Commissioner of Revenue, 1792–1793, National Archives.
[ New York, May 4, 1790 . On the back of the letter that Allibone wrote to Hamilton on April 29, 1790 , is written “Answd 4th May.” Letter not found. ] In the margin of Allibone’s letter of April 29 , H wrote the following comments which presumably are his answers to Allibone: “The state having made a cession the limitation is of course inapplicable. “Warrant for in his favour or the Treasurer...
[ Philadelphia, December 23, 1790. On December 28, 1790, Allibone wrote to Hamilton : “In obedience to the Instructions I received the 23d Instant.” Letter not found. ]
[ New York, December 21, 1789. On January 7, 1790, Allibone wrote to Hamilton : “I had the Honor of receiving your letter of the 21st. of December last.” Letter not found. ]
[ New York, June 22, 1790. On July 3, 1790, Allibone wrote to Hamilton : “I found your letter of the 22d of last month.” Letter not found. ]
[ New York, August 25, 1790. The endorsement on the letter that Allibone wrote to Hamilton on August 21, 1790 , reads: “Answd. 25th Augt. 90.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, July 2, 1791. On July 31, 1791, Ames wrote to Hamilton and referred to “your favor of the 2 July.” Letter not found. ]
[ New York, April 23, 1796. On April 23, 1796, Hamilton wrote to Rufus King : “I have written to Ames this day.” Letter not found. ]
Being desirous to carry into execution the intentions of the legislature in regard to the Claims upon the department of the late Quarter Master general, it is my wish, if agreeable to you, that you should undertake the business of collecting the documents, of receiving the claims and of stating them from time to time in returns that shall comprehend a number of them to the Auditor of the...
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...
I learn from your letter of the 7th. instant that you are willing to undertake the business proposed to you in mine of the 2d. instant. You will therefore consider yourself appointed as a Clerk in the Auditor’s Office from the day when you shall notify me that you have commenced the business. I wish therefore that you should without delay give public notice that all persons concerned may...
Some time since, I, as Agent for my brother in law Mr. Church entered into an arrangement with Mr. Tench Coxe for investing a sum of money on the joint account of Mr. Church & Mr. Coxe in the purchase of lands in Pensylvania. The copy of a letter from Mr. Coxe herewith sent of the 10th of April 1793 will explain to you the then state of the transaction. But I learn from Mr. Coxe that the tract...
[ New York, June 11, 1795. On the cover of a letter which Anthony wrote to Hamilton on May 16, 1795 , Hamilton wrote: “Answered June 11.” Letter not found. ]
[ New York, September 23, 1790. On September 29, 1790, Appleton wrote to Hamilton : “I am favoured with yours of 23d Inst.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, February 14, 1792. On March 5, 1792, Hamilton wrote to Appleton : “In mine of the 14th ultimo, I instructed you to dispose of the draughts.” Letter not found. ] Appleton was commissioner of loans for Massachusetts.
The Treasurer has received directions to remit you a draft for six thousand, two hundred and ninety four Dollars to enable you to pay a half years pensions to the Invalids of your State, which according to a notification from the Department of war is to be paid on the fourth day of September ensuing. You are to pay under such regulations as shall have been communicated to you from that...
I have upon reflexion concluded to authorise You to dispose of the whole of the draughts mentioned in my letter of yesterday upon either of the Banks of North America or New York in preference to the other mode then proposed. But in case you should find no demand for the whole or part of the draughts upon the two banks; it is to be understood that you are at liberty to avail yourself of the...
You observe in your letter of the first instant which did not strike me on the first perusal, or it would have been sooner noticed, that “you think it probable the sum remitted will be sufficient for the payment of the next quarter’s interest, though it must be matter of conjecture only till the close of the loan .” The last clause leads me to conclude, that you have misapprehended a late...
[ Philadelphia, May 9, 1791. Letter listed in dealer’s catalogue. Letter not found. ] LS , sold by Stan V. Henkels, Jr., April 6, 1922, Lot 221.
Treasury Department, February 27, 1793. Has directed the treasurer of the United States to furnish Appleton with a draft for fifty-five thousand dollars to be applied “towards discharging the Interest which will become due the 31st of the ensuing month, on the several Species of Stock standing on your books.” LS , The Huntington Library, San Marino, California. Appleton was commissioner of...
Treasury Department, March 2, 1791. “You will find enclosed LeRoy and Bayard’s second bill.…” LS , The Bostonian Society, Boston. The remainder of this letter is exactly the same as the other letter which H sent to Appleton on this date.
On the receipt of this letter I request You to deposit in the Bank of Massachusetts for sale, the Bills of the Treasurer of the united States for 55,000 Dollars, (or such of them as remain unsold) which have been transmitted to you agreably to my letter of the 1st instant. I am, sir,   Your Obedt Servt LS , The Bostonian Society, Boston. See also H to Appleton, December 2, 1791 .
[ Philadelphia, March 24, 1791. On April 9, 1791, Appleton wrote to Hamilton : “Your special Letter 24th March … and also your Circular Letter 25th March are this minute come to hand.” Letter of March 24 not found. ]
[ New York, February 14, 1790. Letter listed in dealer’s catalogue. Letter not found. ] ALS , sold by George A. Leavitt & Company, May 10, 1883, Lot 1075.
I have received your favor of the 23d instant and observe the forms and Circular of the 16th have reached you. Before this gets to hand you will receive a number of Blank Certificates for the subscribers to the New Loan. The Warrants for Indents issued by the late Board of Treasury cannot with safety or propriety be received at the Loan Offices. The old emission Money is directed in the...