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Yours of the 2nd. inst. was handed to me this morning. At present am not able to attend much to any kind of business, owing to a long spell of sickness of which I am but just recovering; and am in hopes in eight or ten days hence to be able to attend to business; and as soon as I can; shall have no objections to complying with your wish, to wit, of undertaking to collect immediately the...
New York, December 30, 1789. Transmits an account of the debt owed by the United States to the creditors of the quartermaster general’s department. ALS , Essex Institute, Salem, Massachusetts; ALS , Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston; ADfS , RG 93, Miscellaneous Records, National Archives. For background to this letter, see H to Anspach, December 5, 1789 ; Timothy Pickering to H, November...
New York, January 24, 1791 “In consequence of yours of the 20th. Ulto. I did on the first of this month commence the business you wished me to undertake, and agreeable to request have now for the first time made a Return, comprehending a number of the specie claims against the late Quartermaster general’s department. All of which are herewith inclosed for the inspection of the Auditor & his...
In my memorial of yesterday to Congress and which I am informed has been referred to you I forgot to deliver a Copy of the a/c paid by Mr. Quackenbush, to his attorney for defending suits brought against him by Public creditors; I also in a letter from Col. Pickering to me, dated in March 1789 I recd one inclosed from him, addressed to the late Board of Treasury; which not reaching me until...
Since writing you by the last post, I have had a further Conference with Mr. Coxe, who Says he has Received Notes Nearly to the amount of the first payment of Whelan & Millers Purchase, and that he will hold himself Accountable for Mr. Churches part, when they fall due; but it Seems he has taken them in Some Such way, that he cant give all Mr Churches proportion; he talks in Such a Stammering...
126Anti-Defamer, [19 August 1792] (Hamilton Papers)
For the Fœderal Gazette Russel under an affected moderation veils the most insidious and malignant designs & slily propagates the basest slanders. This is evident from the following passage of his second paper. After stating a visionary and impracticable scheme for avoiding a war with the Indians —he proceeds thus—“But then, how many offices had been wanting, how many lucrative contracts would...
Boston, May 3, 1791. “Your circular Letter 8th April is received. An Account agreably to the form sent shall be transmitted as soon as possible. I now inclose you a Statement of the United States Act Current as it stands in my Book the balance of 26385.83 is deposited in the Massachusetts Bank.…” LC , RG 53, Massachusetts State Loan Office, Letter Book, 1785–1791, Vol. “259–M,” National...
I wrote you 10 instant, at which time I drew on the Treasury for the amount of my last Quarters Salary & expenditures for the two first Quarters—Since which I am favoured with your circular Letter 2d. instant. In answer I have to inform you that I have never issued a single Certificate to a nonsubscriber in exchang for Old Emisso. money or Indents of Interest. I have issued only one...
[ Boston, September 1, 1791. On September 27, 1791, Hamilton wrote to Appleton : “You observe in your letter of the first instant.” Letter not found. ]
Boston, November 27, 1790. “… This serves to transmitt pr Post two packages … containing of the Certificates & Indents which were recd. in … October.… I observe in your General Instruction that the Salary to which I am intitled will be paid Quarterly by drafts or assignments upon the Treasury, but I have not been informed when the Salary commenced.…” LC , RG 53, Massachusetts State Loan...
My last was 10th Inst. since wch. I am favord. with yours of 7th & 11th Instant to which I shall pay particular attention. I have also recd. a Letter of the 12th from the Register informing me that he shall soon supply me with Certificates for the Indents, the Stock which may be unsubscribed, and for transfering from one Office to another. I have only to observe that I have already issued...
Boston, May 11, 1790. “When I was in the City of N York I presented to the Auditors my account Currt. as Commissr. of the Loan Office in this State, he objected to the adjustment of part of my account for want of Vouchers to support the charge of Interest paid, & my Commissions thereon previous to the establishment of Salaries. Agreable to the Auditors direction I now transmitt to the...
Boston, March 20, 1791. “I wrote you twice the 16 instant.… I now send you copy of the same lest the original should miscarry.… I have issued no Certificate to non-subscribers or for Deposits.…” LC , RG 53, Massachusetts State Loan Office, Letter Book, 1785–1791, Vol. “259–M,” National Archives. See H to Appleton, March 5, 1791 .
Boston, February 13, 1791. “… I hope by next Post to be able to transmitt you the amount of the Certift of Funded Debt issued in the month of December & Jany last for your information tho’ I shall not be able to send a regular Abstract of the Same.” LC , RG 53, Massachusetts State Loan Office, Letter Book, 1785–1791, Vol. “259–M,” National Archives.
Your favour 31st Augt. was recd. by the last Post informing me that the President of the United States had been pleased to appoint me a Commissioner of Loans in this State; a continuance of confidence from the Government of the United States after 14 Years services, is highly gratifying to a mind who ranks reputation in the highest class of worldly acquirements. I shall proceed immediately to...
Boston, October 20, 1789. “… if any change in this present mode of discharging the Interest on the Domestic Debt should be thought necessary, still I presume some office similar to the present, or somehow aiding the public creditors in obtaining their Interest in an expeditious & cheap manner will be established in the Several States or Districts, in which case I shall hope to be continued in...
Boston, October 30, 1794. Requests payment of “Three hundred & seventy five Dollars for a quarters Salary due” to him “as Commissioner of the United States Loan Office in the State of Massachusetts to 30th September 1794.” ALS , RG 217, Miscellaneous Treasury Accounts, 1790–1894, Account No. 6118, National Archives. Warrant No. 4232 was issued to Appleton for this amount on December 2, 1794 (...
Boston, June 4, 1791. “… Your Circular Letter 27th May is received. It has not been in my power to see the Treasury of this State since your Letter came to hand but I am very confident that this State never redeemed a Continental public security by issuing their own obligation. This State has loaned considerable Sums of Old paper money which was recd. for taxes & public Securities which were...
I had the honor to write you 13th instant since which Mr Higginson has paid LeRoy & Bayards draft for ten Thousand Dollrs. He has also purchased five thousand Dollrs of the Treasurers Drafts and proposes soon to make a further purchase. The money as fast as I recive it is deposited in the Massts Bank. I have this minute recd yours of 5th instant. I note what you say of closing the Office...
Boston, October 8, 1789. “I perceive that His Excellency the President of the United States has been pleased to appoint you Secretary of the Treasury I therefore presume that it is my duty to transmitt Quarterly returns to you, of the Official proceedings in the Loan-Office, of which I have the honor to be a Commissioner, in the same manner as I have hitherto done to the late Commissioners of...
Boston, May 10, 1791. “I had the honor to write you 3 instant & … I have receivd yours of 28 April in which you wish me to draw on the Treasury for the amount thereof agreably to which I have this day drawn on the Treasury two drafts … one for 375 Dollrs the amount of my last Quater’s Salary & the other for 873 66/100 the amount of the Account of Expenditures for Clerkship & Stationary.…” LC ,...
I wrote you 17th Inst. in answer to yours of the 1st Inst. This serves to enclose duplicate receipt for twelve books of Certificates recd. by Capt. Bray also a receipt for one Book of Certificates recd. by post from Mr. Gavett containg. Certificates for Non subscribers, for transferring Stock to other States & Certifts. bearing Interest of three pr Cent. In your letter 30th Sept. you say “if...
Boston, March 30, 1791. “I wrote you 20 instant when I transmitted a duplicate Statement of the Stock apparently standing on my Books. I am this Evening favourd with your Circular Letters of 17th & 18 instant. In answer to the former, I have recd Register Certificates & admitted them upon the new Loan persuming that your instructions of 19th November permitted it. In evry case I have conformed...
Boston, November 24, 1790. “I wrote you 20 instant. This serves to transmit a Return of Certificates, Indents & bills of Old Emission rec’d into the Office in the Month of October, for which, Certificates of Funded Debt have been issued agreably to an act of Congress 4 Augst 1790 & your instructions 16th Sept last ⟨as⟩ will appear by the Abstract, herewith sent you agreably ⟨to⟩ the form H, in...
Boston, July 12, 1791. “… I improve the first oppo. to inform you of the amount of the dividend of Interest made up to 30th June last, it appears at present to be 55.768 ⁸⁰⁄₁₀₀.…” LC , RG 53, Massachusetts State Loan Office, Letter Book, 1785–1791, Vol. “259-M,” National Archives.
Your circular favour of 11 instant is recd. I don’t remember to have ever seen any Bills of the Old Emissions dated 2d July 1777; the person to whom I intrust counting the paper money thinks he never admitted a Bill of that date, as I have proof Sheets of evry denomination. This serves to inclose a second receipt of 12th. instant. & a first Receipt 22d. instant for certificate Recd. from the...
Boston, August 4, 1791. “Agreeably to your directions I now improve the first oppo. to transmit an Account Current of 6 ⅌ Ct. & 3 ⅌ Ct. Stock funded in this Office to the 1st April 1791. They should have been sent forward sooner but a few errors occasion great delay in examining so many Accounts. The Acct. of the defered Stock shall be forwarded as soon as possible. About 1,300,000 Dollrs....
[ Boston ] September 23, 1790 . “I recd. your circular Letter of 16th Inst. enclosing the various Forms prescribed for transacting the bussiness assigned to this Office.… I shall take the liberty to request the favour of your answers to the following Queries: Wether Warrants upon the Treasurer for Indents are to be taken up by the Loan Officers? Wether the Old Emission Money is to be...
Boston, April 2, 1791. “… I have now to inform you that I began yesterday morning to pay Interest on the Public Debt agreeably to the Act of Congress making provision for the same. I have compleated the Dividend book in which are Stated 863 Stockholders. The Duplicate Receipts are also prepared agreeably to the Instructions.…” LC , RG 53, Massachusetts State Loan Office, Letter Book,...
I wrote you 13th instant—this serves to enclose first Rect. 12th. Feby for Certifts. received from the Register—agreable to my engagement by last Post I have added up the Receipts for Certificates of Funded Dept issued in the Months of December and January for your information, tho’ it is impossible for me yet to transmitt regular Abstracts of the same. Amount is as follows six ⅌ C Stock...