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Among various applications for appointments connected with the Army is one from Mr. Fishburne Wharton a young Gentleman of this City, which I take the liberty to recommend to your consideration. Mr. Wharton belongs to a very respectable family of the Society of Friends—he is a Son of the late President Wharton—he is amiable virtuous & intelligent—his education has been good and in my opinion...
From what has passed between Mr. McHenry & your self and the agents of the War Department at Rhode Island, respecting the establishment of a Hospital there, I perceive that there exists a misapprehension which so far as it affects me, I am desirous of explaining. The Act of July 16th. 1798 for the relief of sick and disabled seamen, imposes a Tax on Seamens wages, which is to be applied 1st....
[ Philadelphia, July 26, 1796. On July 30, 1796, Hamilton wrote to Wolcott and acknowledged “the Receipt of your letter of the 26th.” Letter not found. ]
Treasury Department, Comptroller’s Office, January 13, 1792. Submits “forms for regulating the payment of Drawbacks arising on the exportation of spirits distilled within the United States.” ADf , Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.
I have the honour to submit to your consideration and decision a form for regulating the manner of rendering the accounts of expences of the revenue Cutters and take the liberty to request your instructions respecting the rate of Commissions to be allowed. I have & ADf , Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.
[ Philadelphia, June 7, 1797. On June 8, 1797, Hamilton wrote to Wolcott : “I have received your two letters of the 6th and 7.” Letter of June 7 not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, August 7, 1796. At the top of a letter from Hamilton, dated August 5, 1796, Wolcott wrote : “recd. & ansd. the 7th.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, April 13, 1797. On April 22, 1797, Hamilton wrote to Wolcott and referred to “your letter of the 13th instant.” Letter not found. ] Printed in this volume.
[ Philadelphia, November 14, 1795. On November 16, 1795, Wolcott wrote to Hamilton : “I sent you on Saturday an imperfect translation of Fauchet’s letter.” Letter not found. ] Saturday was November 14, but Wolcott endorsed H to Wolcott, October 30-November 12, 1795 : “ansd. 13th. Nov. & sent on Copy of Fr—— Letters.…”
[ Philadelphia, August 3, 1795. On August 5, 1795, Hamilton wrote to Wolcott : “I have received yours of the 3d instant.” Letter not found. ]
Treasury Department, Auditor’s Office, March 13, 1790. “General Moses Hazen whose accounts with the United States have been the subject of a lengthy and tedious altercation is desirous of receiving a Certificate on account of the balance which has been stated to be due to him.…” LS , Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.
Philadelphia, May 12, 1792. Submits “forms for regulating the payment of Interest on the Funded Stock in the Loan Offices of Massachusetts, New York, Pensylvania, Maryland & So Carolina.” ADf , Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.
[ Philadelphia, August 1, 1796. On August 3, 1796, Hamilton wrote to Wolcott : “I have received your letter of the 1st.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, April 18, 1796. On April 20, 1796, Hamilton wrote to Wolcott : “I have received your letter of the 18th. instant.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, June 6, 1797. On June 8, 1797, Hamilton wrote to Wolcott : “I have received your two letters of the 6th and 7.” Letter of June 6 not found. ]
Treasury Department, Comptroller’s Office, July 7, 1794. “In obedience to your Letter of June 25. I have the honour to transmit a statement of the expences incurred at the respective Loan Offices for Clerkship & stationary, at the several periods therein mentioned. I have caused the number of Creditors in the different Stocks, to be stated at the same periods.…” ADf , Connecticut Historical...
[ Philadelphia, November 17, 1796. On December 21 1796, Hamilton wrote to Wolcott : “I did not understand by your letter of the 17th. of November whether you meant or not to authorise the immediate commencement of the sale of the Stock.” Letter not found. ]
The circumstance announced in the inclosed memorandum, came to my knowledge in consequence of a Letter directed to me officially; I esteem it to be my duty to lay the fact before you as I recd. it, well knowing it to be a deviation from those rules upon which you have directed the business of the Treasury Department to be conducted. I am &c ADf , Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. The...
[ Philadelphia, July 6, 1796. On July 8, 1796, Hamilton wrote to Wolcott : “I have just received your letter of the 6th.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, December 10, 1797. Wolcott endorsed the letter Hamilton wrote to him on November 20, 1797 : “ansd. Decr. 10.” Letter not found. ]
I judge it proper to keep you apprised of every thing material which occurs in the department and therefore enclose you copies of two letters from the Secretary at war on which Mr. Coxe has requested that 37,000 dollars may be advanced to the Contractor for rations and 15,000 or 20,000 dollars to the Contractor for cloathing for the year 1795. As there is no special appropriation, it will be...
I have recd. your Letter of Sept. 30th. & have lost no time in causing Notes to be prepared for the remittances directed to be made to Genl. Miller & Mr. Williams, which will go forward tomorrow by Colo. Presley Nevil to whom a reasonable compensation has been promised. I expect to be able to forward ninety thousand Dollars by the same conveyance to Fort Cumberland for the pay of the army. I...
Applications are frequently made respecting accounts which remain dependg in this Office, on which I have already delivered my opinion and made reports while I served in the Office of Auditer of the Treasury. In some cases special appeals were made to my predecessor in Office, & in other cases when no appeals were made; the principles on which the accounts were stated, appear to be interesting...
I send you the residue of the pamph[l]et. I am astonished at the villany of Munroe—a more base, false, & malignant suggestion than is contained in his Note of Jany 2d 1793. was never uttered. I am yrs ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. For background to this letter, see the introductory note to Wolcott to H, July 3, 1797 . Wolcott enclosed pamphlet No. VI by James Thomson Callender....
The paper referred to by Abishai Thomas Esq. in his Letter dated the 12th instant, is merely a Rect. signed “ James Green Jr. Treas. Loan Office ” for a number of indented Certificates supposed to be then issued in pursuance of the resolutions of Congress of the 2d. of January & 2nd. of July 1779 in favour of a Chairman of a Committee of Accounts in North Carolina. The Rect. was given by Mr....
Treasury Department, Comptroller’s Office, February 29, 1792. Sends report on memorial of Samuel Fowler. States: “Though there is not any recollection of the particular Certificate presented by Saml Fowler and defaced at the Treasury, yet from the circumstances now stated, it is evident that said Certificate was a forgery and not chargeable to the public. That the negligence imputed by the...
I have no recollection of Mr. Anthony Singletons application to fund Certificates of Regd. Debt, and unless the Certificates are presented I cannot judge whether there are any valid objections against complying with his request. I well recollect that in the year 1791, it was a standing rule to admit no transfer of any Certificates issued by Mr. Nourse without a power of Attorney. It was found...
I fear that your opinion of Nov. 3d has been founded on a partial view of the case. You will remember that it has all along been a recd. opinion that the French had a right by Treaty to enjoy an indefinite asylum in our Ports: but that they could not claim the privilidge of selling Prizes in our Ports . The privilidge of an indefinite asylum in was also granted to British Ships of War &...
The following occurrence took place a few days since in this Office, which I take the liberty to state, that a rule may be established to govern in future or similar occasions. Solomen Marks Jr appeared at the Office with John McCulloh and in his presence wrote a transfer to said McCulloh on a Certificate for One hundred & eighty one Dolls & sixty one Cents. six ⅌ Cent Stock. Before the...
I have recd. your favour of September 26th. and have made a few notes, which I will revise and send to you to morrow. The style & temper is excellent, no observations occur to me upon the first part of the Draught. You will judge of the expediency of sending the Letter, from the information which you possess of the public opinion. I have no lights beyond those which I suggested as from...