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From Alexander Hamilton to Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg, 27 February 1794

To Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg

Treasury Department, February 27th. 1794.


I have the honor to transmit Reports on sundry petitions heretofore submitted to me by the House of Representatives, as specified in the list herewith enclosed,1

The enquiry lately instituted by the House into the State of the Treasury Department2 will necessarily occupy me so much, as cooperating with the requisite Attention to the general objects of the Department, must render it impossible for me in the course of the present Session to devote any part of my time to the Consideration of the individual Cases, which remain of those from time to time referred to me, and which are still numerous.

As several of these references are of long standing, owing to an Excess of business, and the Anxiety of parties has become very urgent, I submit it to the House whether it may not be advisable to revoke the remaining references to me and put them in another train.

With perfect Respect   I have the honor to be   Sir   Your most obedient Servant

Alexander Hamilton
Secy. of the Treasury.

The Honorable
The Speaker of the house of Representatives
of the United States.

Copy, RG 233, Reports of the Secretary of the Treasury, 1784–1795, Vol. IV, National Archives.

1This list names twenty-nine petitioners (copy, RG 233, Reports of the Secretary of the Treasury, 1784–1795, Vol. IV, National Archives). H’s reports on these petitions are dated February 27, 1794, and are printed below under that date.

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