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I am desired by the President & Directors to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter of the 7th. They have directed 50,000 Dollars to be paid to me agreeable to your desire, and the same is invested in the purchase of Stock, on account of the United States, as specified in the enclosed return. I have the honor to be with great respect &ca. LC , Bank of New York, New York City. This return is...
New York, April 4, 1791. “Agreeable to the request expressed in your letter of the 31st. Mr. William Hill has been paid Five thousand Dollars.…” LC , Bank of New York, New York City. Letter not found. See Seton to H, March 28, 1791 .
[ New York, May 27, 1794. On June 16, 1794, Seton wrote to Hamilton : “On the 27 & 28th of last month I took the liberty of writing you an official and private Letter.” Letter of May 27 not found. ]
[ New York, May 7, 1792. On May 10, 1792, Hamilton wrote to Seton : “I received your letter of the 7th instant.” Letter not found. ]
The Goldsmiths who made the Assays have furnished the enclosed Account, which they submit to be paid upon the same footing as the others you may have had done at Philadelphia. I have the honor to be. LC , Bank of New York, New York City. Assays of coins for H’s “Report on the Establishment of a Mint,” January 28, 1791 .
Immediately upon the receipt of your Letter of the 30th. I informed the Commissioner of Loans that the Sum of 20,000 Dollars should be passed to the credit of his Account in Bank agreeably to your desire. I have the honor to be &c. LC , Bank of New York, New York City. Letter not found. John Cochran.
I am just honored with your Letter of the 25th and hope tomorrow to hear from you in answer to mine of the 24th as the applications to pay in Money towards the Subscriptions to the Bank of the United States have now increased to the sum of 41775 Dollars beyond the last extention of forty thousand. I have the honor to be with great respect   Sir   Your Obed. Humb Ser LC , Bank of New York, New...
I had the honor to write you on the 13th. since which, Indisposition has till this day prevented my obtaining from the Office the Certificates necessary to transfer to the Books of the Treasury the Debt purchased by me for account of the United States. They are now enclosed & I hope will be in full time. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect sir &c. LC , Bank of New York, New York City.
[ New York, April 10, 1792. On April 12, 1792, Hamilton wrote to Seton : “I have your letters of the 10th & 11th.” Letter of April 10 not found. ]
[ New York, November 22, 1790. The endorsement on the letter that Hamilton wrote to Seton on November 16, 1790 , reads: “Ans 22nd.” Letter not found. ]
I am desired by the President and Directors to acknowledge the receipt of your Letters of the 21 & 24 Sepr —the first requesting a payment to be made of Ten thousand Dollars to Mr. De la Forest Vice Consul of France, which was immediately complied with & enclosed. I have the honor to transmit his receipt for the same. Your directions respecting ballancing the weekly Returns of the Treasurers...
I am honoured with your Letters of the 11th & 14th. The sale of the Bills on Amsterdam shall be arranged at the rate of 6 ⅌ Ct Interest for the term of Credit agreeable to your desire, and furnished in a few days. Mr Hill was this day paid the Seven thousand Dollars, and Inclosed in his receipt for the same which is Charged to the United States. I have the Honor to be &c LC , Bank of New York,...
It is a long while since I have had the pleasure to hear from you, and nothing has occured here worth attention. The Custom House refusing to take our Bank Notes I concluded to be the natural consequence of the establishment of the Bank of the United States —it rather militates against us in our Exchanges with the Branch, as we are obliged to pay out their Notes to our Dealers who have Duties...
I have the honor to enclose you Mr. Silva’s answer respecting the weight & fineness of the Portugal Coin, which is all the information he can give. When The Treasurer of The United States sends the Bills on Amsterdam for 100,000 Guilders as mentioned in your Letter of they shall be disposed of agreable to your orders. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect   Sir, Your Obed. Hme Sert....
I am honoured with a letter from your Department of the 1st, inst. respecting the payments that have been made thro’ this Institution by your desire to Messrs. Beach & Canfield —the only sums paid to them were 4350 Dollars on the 29th May & 3630 92/100 on the 29th. June Agreeably to your desire no further payments shall be made to them till I receive your special Direction. I have the honour...
A Circumstance has occured respecting the Treasurers dfts on the Bank of Maryland which I take the liberty of mentioning to you. We negotiated several of them the other day & when the holders presented them at the Bank for payment they deducted ⅛ ⅌ Cent altho’ the amount was named in their Bank & post Notes. This has occured before with the Collectors to the Southward but not that I have heard...
I am honourd with your Letter of the 24th. & have informed Messrs. Beach & Canfield, that I will pay them the sum of 4350 Dollars upon their producing the receipt of Melancton Smith Esq. for 5299 pair of Shoes—their receipt shall be worded as you direct. I have now the honor to enclose the necessary Certificates for transferring the Stock I purchased as Agent for the United States from the...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Letters of the 20 & 22d. Agreeable to your desire Mr. William Hill has been paid 4000 Dollars on account of his Clothing Contract & enclosed you have his receipt for the same. The Transfers of the Stock purchased on account of the United States shall be made in the names you point out. Since my last I have only purchased 6810 30/100 Dollars...
The President & Directors desire me to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter of the 9th instant inclosing a List of the Certificates for money deposited at this Bank towards the Subscriptions to the Bank of the United states which have been paid at the Treasury amg. to 159675 Dolls. This List exactly agrees with the record of the Certificates granted at this Bank—excepting One to Bernard Hart...
I did not answer your Letter of the 29th. till I should see Mr. Verplanck, which I did just as I receivd your further Letter of the 1st. He says in a few days he will pay the money on your account, as soon as some error in the Deed &c which had been returned was corrected. Your draft for 500 has not appeared but shall be punctually honored. Enclosed is a Sketch of your account with the Bank,...
I have been much chagrined at the delay in forwarding you the required papers, but when so many are concerned, it is difficult to go on very fast, tho I do assure you I got them finished as quick as I possibly could. The President forwards them on to you this day, and I trust they will be satisfactory, tho it mortifies me, that they should be always giving you so much vexation and trouble. I...
On the 27 & 28th of last month I took the liberty of writing you an official and private Letter, the former enclosing the accounts respecting the dispatching Mr. Jay, and the latter more particularly requesting the Character of a William Acres who says he formerly lived with you. I am ashamed and chagrined to trespass upon your time which I know to be so fully occupied with affairs of the...
By my Public Letter you will see I have compleated the investiture of the 150,000 Dollars in the purchase of Stock—in fact it was finished the middle of last week but I could not get some of the Transfers passed till this day. The whole stands now in the Name of the Vice President &ca. I wish to know if I am to take out the Certificates & forward them & to whom. Great as this relief has been...
I have to acknowledge the honor of your Letter of the 1st. instant. Whenever Mr. John McComb Junr. exhibits the contract signed by you & him the Three Thousand Dollars shall be paid to him as you desire and passed to the Debit of the United States in the Seperate Accounts. On the 16th. of Feby. agreeably to your desire we stopt the sale of the Treasurers Bills on the Collector then in Bank, as...
I am honored with your Letters of the 8th & 10th. The Commissioner of Loans not having required the anticipated Credit of Twenty Thousand Dollars, the Treasurers Check for Thirty thousand Dollars is all that has passed to his Credit. I delivered your Letter to the Commr. of Loans upon the subject of the Transfer to the Books of the Treasury for the Debt purchased by me for Account of the...
By the post in an official Letter I forward to you the accounts respecting Mr. Jays embarkation, in which I hope I have acquitted myself to your Satisfaction. I must trespass upon your time to beg the favour you will inform me any day this week—The Character of a William Acres, who informs me he lived with you as a Steward or in some place of trust—he is recommended for the place of Porter to...
I am honored with your Letter of the 15th. enclosing a resolution of the Trustees of the Sinking fund, in consequence of which you direct me to purchase public Debt to the amount of 150,000 Dollars at the limits therein prescribed. I am very much flattered and very thankfull for this confidence reposed in me, the more so, as the execution of the business thro’ me will be a great accomodation...
Shortly after I received your kind Letter of the 25th: I found by a Letter from your department you was gone to make a tour in Jersey therefore delayed answering it. You will observe by the annexed Return that the Collector has begun to comply with your kind orders —& it will be a very pleasant Circumstance that he continues to do so—for the Branch is certainly now getting on very fast, & I...
I am honored with your letter of the 11th. and agreable to your desire enclose a return of the Treasurers Bills on the Collectors now in Bank undispos’d of. You will please to observe that there are of these Bills No 882 on Newbern for 900 dollars } dated 7 Jany 1791 883 on Edenton 200 884 on Savanah 400 have been already credited to the Treasurers Account in Bank being part of Bills for 5300...
I have the honor to enclose a Return of the Stock I have purchased on account of the United States to this day inclusive, being 13291 8/100 of 3 ⅌ Cents & 173708 88/100 Deferred, amounting to Dollars 116542 69/100 which Sum has been ⟨received⟩ from this Bank. I expect in a day or two to compleat the whole investiture of 150,000 Dollars. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect   Sir &c...