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From Alexander Hamilton to John Quincy Adams, 9 August 1794

To John Quincy Adams

Treasury Department August 9th. 1794

Sir,

Upon a revision of the Loans, which have been made under the Acts of Congress of the 4th. & 12th. of August 1790,1 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.2

In consequence of this omission, the sum already borrowed in pursuance of the said Acts, will amount to twenty three millions five hundred & fifty thousand Guilders, in place of Twenty two millions five hundred & fifty thousand as stated in the list and as inserted in the power3 from me to you. To give accuracy therefore, to the documents respecting this business I have transmitted to you herewith, a correct list of the Loans already made with a new power executed in form upon the receipt of which you will be pleased to cancel the other power and return it with the imperfect list under cover to me.

I have the Honor to be   with great respect   Sir   Your Most Obedient Servant

A Hamilton

John Q. Adams Esquire
Minister Resident from
the United States
at the Hague.

LS, Adams Family Papers, deposited in the Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston.

1“An Act making provision for the (payment of the) Debt of the United States” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 138–44 [August 4, 1790]); “An Act making Provision for the Reduction of the Public Debt” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 186–87 [August 12, 1790]).

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