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[ Philadelphia ] October, 1789 . Acknowledges receipt of 150 ship registers. LC , Bureau of Customs, Philadelphia.
The Letter which you did me the honor of addressing to me Yesterday I have received, and am indebted to you for affording me an opportunity to elucidate the nature of my engagement with the united states. From the information I received of the minister of France, that the preferment of foreigners to military employments had been a cause of discontent in the American Army, I foresaw the...
New York, April 24, 1791. “Whilst Congress was in Session I would not disturb you, I now beg leave to Remind you of your promise, in giving me a Deed for the House and I will execute a Mortage for £800, you will greatly Oblige me by Condecending to this mode, as I think all the Mony I have paid On a Very loose foundation.…” ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Beginning in the...
Philadelphia, December 17, 1795 . “Inclosed is the state of the Case depending between Mr. Church & Hollker, taken from the information given to me & submitted to Hollkers attorney here.… I have stated the facts as they Appear & in a Way that requires no evidence. If you approve them, after you have Named a Professional Man I will Name some other & let them chuse a third so that their decision...
The Secretary of State has the honor of inclosing to the Secretary of the Treasury the copy of Mr. Jefferson’s letter of December 16th 1793, so far as it respects the inquiry in the Secretary of the Treasury’s letter of the 16th. instant, which came to hand yesterday. LC , RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State, Vol. 6, January 2–June 26, 1794, National Archives. This is a...
I did not think it worth while to give you the trouble of writting a formal answer, and therefore I desired the Secretary of State, who was with me on business, if he had an opportunity, to ask an explanation of the last clause in your letter of the 30th ulto. He has just informed me, that you state that there is money in your hands, applicable to the French debt, and upon the whole, I do not...
Circular Letter 6th instant is received. The Treasurer of this State informs me that this State never issued any of their own Obligations in exchange for Continental Securities, all the Federal securities which they are, or have been possessed of, were received either by Taxes or by the Sale of Lands &c. so that I presume the precautions which you point out will not be necessary in this State....
Not finding Philadelphia notes to remit, I have directed Specie to be sent to you, by the messenger of the Branch, who sets out tomorrow. Will not the late change of affairs in Holland enable you to proceed with a loan? On every account, it would be truly advantageous, if you had a handsome Sum to invest at this Time. The Bank you are sensible are disposed to do all in their power, but...
The money which you directed Mr Seton to pay to me in behalf of Baron Steuben was at the time passed to my Credit at the Bank where it has remained ever since. I considered it as a trust and have not appropriated a farthing of it even to a temporary purpose. The money would before now have been paid to Mr De La Forest’s order—But you will recollect that in a conversation had between us three...
The Expence of provision and Forage for the Detachment that escorted you from Pittsburgh to Bedford, say six Horsemen, 100 miles, was Twenty two Dollars. I presume that this will be a sufficient Document for the Reimbursement. I am with great Respect   Sir   Your obedient Servant ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Williams, a native of Boston and a great-nephew of Benjamin Franklin,...
[ New London, Connecticut, July 22, 1792. On July 25, 1792, Hamilton wrote to Huntington : “Your letter of the 22d instant has been received.” Letter not found. ] Huntington was collector of customs at New London, Connecticut.
Mr. Coxe has the honor to inclose to Mr. Hamilton a general account of the payments, in Notes & money, of the sum of ten thousand dollars, except a balance of 206 40/100 Drs. for which Mr. Coxe will thank Mr. H. if he can send it to day. Mr. Coxe will at the same time deliver Mr. Hamiltons Note for 300 Drs. of the 11th Jany. last and sign a minute upon the within paper declaring the whole to...
We had the pleasure on the first May, to advise our having effected a prolongation of the instalment of one million Florins due here the first of June by the United States and on the 9th. Ulto. only received your respected favor of 2 April by the British Packet: the extreme long passage of which would afford an additional proof was any requisite, of the propriety of our conduct in obtaining...
[ Philadelphia, September 14, 1794. On March 11, 1795, Hamilton wrote to Joseph Anthony : “I … send you the copy of a letter from Mr. Coxe of the 14th of September 1794.” Letter not found. ] Anthony was a Philadelphia merchant.
Richmond, January 6, 1795. “An event I am informed is about to take place, which excites my sorry for the cause, but still, the motives I doubt not, are most completely justifyable…. But before you relinquish your Office, permit me to solicite your Official opinion upon my claim against the United States and your acceptance of my wish for your health peace and happiness.” ALS , Hamilton...
The note you inclosed to Mr Troup for discount was immediately done & passd to your Credit. The dft to Mr. Francis has not yet appeared, but should have been punctually attended to & honored at all Events. Your present ballance in Bank including the discount is 2907 Dolls. & ⁴⁴⁄₁₀₀. Therefore the 3000 Dolls. dft will overrun 92. Do: ⁵⁶⁄₁₀₀ which I mention for your Government. The letters you...
Wishing the Secretary to waste no time in the pursuit of such Will’s o’ the wisp I wou’d take upon me the publication mention’d & leave my name with the Printer. The last paragraph if approv’d of might read thus—“Printers willing to administer an antedote to similar poisons will give a place in their respective papers to this sample of the rumours continually propagated to destroy the...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, November 19, 1794. “It appears by the enclosed receipt that Mr. Joel Gibbs has dld.…132 Hats for wh he is to be paid at the rate of 102 cents ⅌ hat. I have the honor to request that a Wart. for 134 Drs 64/100 may be issued in his favor.…” LC , RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the Procurements of Military, Naval, and...
[ Pittsfield, Massachusetts, March 26, 1795. On April 1, 1795, Hamilton wrote to Van Schaack : “I am favoured with your letter of the 26. of March.” Letter not found. ] Van Schaack was banished from New York State during the American Revolution because of his Loyalist sympathies. He moved to Massachusetts, first settling in Richmond and then in Pittsfield. He was a close friend and...
A vessel coming up the river is about to enter at this office under the following circumstances. She is a french vessel, captured by a British privateer, condemned in the British Courts of Admiralty, and sold accordingly. After which she was purchased by Joshua Johnson Esquire, Consul of London, is navigated by citizens of the United States. The property is fully proved by papers now lodged in...
[ New York, March 24, 1792 . The calendar summary of this letter reads as follows: “‘My heart is nearly broken with the distress of poor Duer.’ Brockholst Livingston and others gloating over Duer.” Letter not found .] Letter listed in “Calendar Summary of Philip Church Schuyler and Alexander Hamilton Papers,” Personal Miscellaneous, Box 6, Schuyler, MS Division, New York Public Library. For...
The Attorney general has just informed me that on a conversation with you it has been found convenient that we should meet at 9. oclock tomorrow at his house as Commissioners of the Sinking fund. I will attend there and shall hope the honor of meeting you. I have that of being Sir your most obedt. servt. ALS , letterpress copy, Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress; copy, Thomas...
Providence, May 19, 1792. “Having been under the disagreeable necessity of putting in suit another of Welcome Arnold Esquire’s Bonds, … I wish to be informed, whether the directions, contained in your Letter of the 6th of July 1791, to notify other Collectors of his delinquency, was intended as Instructions for my conduct thereafter on similar occasions; or whether I am to omit giving the...
Newport [ Rhode Island ] January 31, 1791 . “… Imported, dutiable goods are exported to draw back the duty, and for want of a market are returned, may they be entered and landed on the duties being paid upon them or secured to be paid? The law respecting Drawbacks doth not appear to me to have had such cases in contemplation. I wish for your opinion on this subject. Nathan Saunders Master of...
I have the honor of resuming from this place my correspondence with you which has been lately suspended by my change of place & circumstance. My late letters & particularly those to the secretary of State will have shewn by what cause so long a space of time has elapsed between my appointment & my arrival here. I am anxious that it should be seen that there was no activity wanting on my part...
Boston, November 16, 1790. Presents a new design for lighthouse lamps to elimate soot accumulation on the glass. ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “B,” New Hampshire and Massachusetts, National Archives.
[ Philadelphia, July 25, 1794. On July 26, 1794, Tench Coxe wrote to Knox: “I have before me your letter of the 25 instant to the Secy of the Treasury.” Letter not found. ] LC , RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the Procurement of Military, Naval, and Indian Supplies, National Archives.
[ Philadelphia, March 24, 1793. On March 24, 1793, Hamilton wrote to Jefferson : “I have the honor of your two notes of yesterday and today.” Letter of March 24 not found. ]
I have received Notice from Mr. James Wells that he has thought proper to resign his appointment of Surveyor for the Port of Smithfield, and also that of Port Inspector for the same place. Colo. Parker has informed me he has recommended his Brother as a proper person to succeed Mr. Wells, who I doubt not (if appointed,) will justify the recommendation. I am respectfully   Sir   Your Ob Serv...
(Private) Your favor of the 5th. has been duly received, but nothing was said in it of young Fayette. I am willing, as I said in my last, to receive him under any circumstances, or in any manner you may conceive best; & wish to know what that is. Having, since I wrote to you on the 29th. ult received more agreeable—tho’ not conclusive—accounts from abroad, I pray you to suspend your...
I am desired by the President & Directors to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter of the 16th. They have ordered the Sum of 150,000 Dollars to be paid to me as it may [be] required for the purchases of public Debt for the Trustees of the Sinking fund agreeable to your request. The Return of the Sale of the Bills on Holland was furnished last Monday. I have the Honor to be &c LC , Bank of New...
New York, April 29, 1790. Requests “two hundred and fifty dollars for the contingent expences of the Office of Secretary of State.” LC , Papers of the Continental Congress, National Archives.
I was much hurt by your Letter of the 13th. instant, until it occurred to me that it might, by mistake, have been misdirected; which I am persuaded must have been the case: For on every official Letter from this Office, addressed to “the Secretary of the Treasury,” since the receipt of your circular directions of the 10th. of May 1792 (excepting Two or Three in that Year, omitted thro...
[ Philadelphia ] June 11, 1791 . “This accompanys abstract of Certificates received by me from non subscribers to the Loan proposed by act of Congress of the 4th of Augt 1790 from 1st to 31st May 1791 which closes the whole of the non-subscription business.…” LC , RG 53, Pennsylvania State Loan Office, Letter Book, 1790–1794, Vol. “615–P,” National Archives. For the provisions made for...
[ Philadelphia, October 5, 1791. On October 10, 1791, Hamilton wrote to Delany : “Your letter of the 5th instant has been received.” Letter not found. ]
Owing to the absence of Mr Whelen the matter with his concern was not settled till just before my late illness. I am now just getting out. The Pattersons take back their balance, about 10,000 Ds in their Lands and we take a moiety of the remainder. Out of these Mr Church will have to the amount of his remaining 17¾ tracts, taking none but what have been ours, and by a fair draughting Lot. I...
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, July 28, 1794. “I request the favor of inspecting all the contracts relative to the Treasury business for the War department, for the service of 1794.… I also request the transmission of a list of all agents for the Land, naval and Indian service, appointed in 1793 or 1794 for the service of 1794 also copies of any instructions, which have been given to...
Richmond, January 11, 1790. Encloses a statement from Virginia’s auditor which shows how the abstract of the state debt was calculated. LC , Archives Division, Virginia State Library, Richmond.
Philadelphia [ April, 1790 ]. Asks Hamilton’s opinion on Allibone’s recommendations for improving navigation in the Delaware River and Delaware Bay. ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives. See Allibone to H, April 29, 1790 .
Treasury Department, December 27, 1791. “I have examined the memorial of Wm. W. Smith for himself and as Administrator to Gilbert Tennent deceased and of Joseph Eaker by his Attorney George Hunter, and report the following state of facts and opinion thereon. That it appears from the books and documents appertaining to the late Hospital Department, that Wm. W. Smith continued in the service of...
I am honored with your Letter of the 3d. On the 12th of September I transmitted to you a Return of the investment of the 50,000 Dollars in purchases of Stock for account of The United States. I have now the honor to enclose a Duplicate of the same. On the 5th. September I informed you that all the purchases of Debt made to that day had been transferred on the Books to the Names of the Vice...
Being engaged in electioneering prevented my writing as soon as I intended that a Mr. Reese (formerly of Baltimore & now connected with a Whole sale Store in Philadelphia) is said to have circulated in George Town, that he had seen, or heard of, a letter of yours to your friends in one of the West India Islands, in which you boasted of the hand you had in promoting our General Government but...
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, September 22, 1789. Encloses report on customs duties. Promises to transmit quarterly statements of tonnage and impost duties. Copy, RG 56, Letters from the Collector at Portsmouth, National Archives. Whipple was collector of the state impost from 1785 to 1789, and United States collector of customs at Portsmouth from 1789 to 1798. H had requested this report in...
Baltimore, December 2, 1789. “Your private letter of the 25 Ulto. by the post, came safe to hand. The Words in my Letter, which you have taken Notice of, were intended merely as a reason for the appology which a deviation from the mode of remittance prescribed required; I regret that they escaped me, because they conveyed an allusion which was not designed as a reference to ‘any expression of...
Alexandria [ Virginia ] January 1, 1793 . Transmits a statement of “Tonnage, Duties, payments, and drawbacks, during the last quarter.” Copy, RG 56, Letters to and from the Collector at Alexandria, National Archives. This letter was written in reply to H’s “Treasury Department Circular to the Collectors of the Customs,” October 12, 1792 .
What shall I say to you? Convince you that though I have been a long time silent I have not therefore ceased to love you nor for a moment felt any abatement of my friendship. You remember my last letter was an answer to yours respecting Perry. He was much disappointed and I had some reason to participate in it, for I had contemplated no opposition to the slender office with which he seemed...
I was yesterday informed by the Auditor that the quarterly payment will be made from the Treasury of the United States for the Interest of Certificates of the registered Debt as the Credits of the same appear on the Books of the Treasury as to non subscribers on the first of April next. By an Act of the Legislature of Pennsylvania passed in 1786 a Loan was opened by this State for Certificates...
The enclosed was written, as you will perceive, on the 29th. Ulto; & with many other letters, was sent to the Post Office in Alexandria; to proceed with the Northern Mail next morning. But the blundering Post Master of that place, in putting the letters addressed to , put all the letters from me , into my own bag: of course they were returned to me. Since which the unusual (at almost any...
I have wrote three letters to you by hand Informg. you that My brother & I have made a few Pieces of Be Cloth in this Town But labour being dear & no wooll in any quantity to be got Set aside his Idea of entering largely into the buysness not Having receivd. more wooll than made four half Pieces. I have allso informd. you of many other Material circumstances relative to this buysness which I...
[ Frenchman’s Bay, District of Maine, November 25, 1789. On December 24, 1789, Jordan wrote to Hamilton : “I wrote you the … 25th of November last.” Letter not found. ]