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15301Enclosure, [11 June 1794] (Hamilton Papers)
Mr de Talleyrand and Mr de Beaumez have their Relations in France; none of whom have been accused. But they are arrested as having been heretofore Nobles, without any other suspicion as to their private characters. If they were under accusation, Mr de Talleyrand and Mr de Beaumez would not entreat the interest of Mr Monroe in their favour. As suspicions to which men are liable, may be of more...
15302[Caesar No. II], [15 October 1787] (Hamilton Papers)
The [New York] Daily Advertiser , October 15, 1787. For a discussion of the arguments for and against H’s authorship of the “Caesar” letters, see “Caesar No. I,” September 28, 1787 . The second “Caesar” letter was written in reply to “Cato II” which was published in The New-York Journal, and Daily Patriotic Register , October 11, 1787.
The Continent of Europe is 2600 miles long and 2800 miles broad. The Dutch in the Greenland fishery have from 150 to 200 sail and ten thousand seamen. It is ordered that in their public prayers they pray that it would please God to bless the government, the Lords, the states, and their great & small fisheries. The Dutch were computed by Sir Walter Raleigh to have 3000 ships & fifty thousand...
When The Papers of Alexander Hamilton , X, was published in 1966 the Tench Coxe Papers in the Coxe Family Papers, which then, as now, were located in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, were not open to scholars. Through the courtesy of Mr. Daniel M. Coxe, however, the editors received a copy of a draft by Coxe of a paper on manufacturing. This was printed under the title “Tench Coxe’s...
Philadelphia, January 16, 1794. “At a Meeting of Vice President & President of the Senate, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury” it was resolved “That the two last dividends of Interest on the several species of Stock standing on the books of the Treasury to the credit of the Trustees of the Sinking Fund … be applied to the purchase of the public debt within the limits of the...
Statement William Hart, a resident of Manchester in Virginia and a Citizen, went to the East Indies in January 1792 on business and to take a view of that country. He left a general power of Attorney with P. Hart to act for him in all cases whatever. He owned an American Brig named the Peace , which P. Hart, his Attorney, has since sold as she was at sea on a voyage to Europe, to Alexander...
Guilders. Rate of exch. Dols. Cts. Dols. Cts. Amount of bills of exchange drawn by the Treasurer on the Commissioners in Amstedam, Guilders 5,649,621.2.8 Deduct bills repurchased of the Bank of the United States, and cancelled,  495,000. .  5,154,621.2.8 sold for 2,104,566.24 Amount applied in Europe and at the Treasury for the interest on the foreign debt, in the years 1791, 1792 and 1793,...
Funded Domestic Debt. Dollars. Cents. Six per Cent. stock 18,169,213.15 Deferred six per Cent. stock 9,084,608.46 Three per Cent. stock 12,432,649.64 39,686,471.25 Funded Assumed Debt. Six per Cent stock 8,120,824.11 Deferred six per Cent. stock 4,060,411.78 Three per Cent. stock  6,090,551.57 18,271,787.46 Registered Debt. Principal of registered debt remaining on the books of the Treasury...
Gentlemen, I have the honor to enclose for your Information & Instruction Copies of concurrent Resolutions of the Senate and Assembly of the 27th Ulto. and am with the highest Respect and Esteem Gentlemen, Your most obedt. Servant Public Papers of George Clinton Public Papers of George Clinton (New York and Albany, 1900). , VIII, 108.
Precedents for Hamilton’s “Report on the Establishment of a Mint,” can be found in the writings of various Europeans and in the American proposals for a national system of coinage that had been submitted to Congress under the Articles of Confederation. During the autumn of 1790 Hamilton made repeated efforts to obtain information concerning practices and policies in other countries, and there...
I imagine this Letter will find you return’d to Philadelphia. I am much disappointed and regret that I was obliged to quit New York before I received an Account of your having arranged with Mr. Anthony the Division of the Lands. I have received a Letter from him that he fears he shall not be able to effect it with you, and that I must repair to Philadelphia in Person to procure a Settlement; I...
five compleat shares of Land (including the several lots heretofore drawn for the said shares in the name of the said Alexander Hamilton Esqr.) in two several tracts of land situate in the county of Washington, in the Territory of the United States, north west of the river Ohio, and in that part thereof purchased by the aforesaid Compy of associates, the said two tracts of Land in which the...
Explanations and Instructions Concerning The Act, Entitled, “An ACT repealing after the last day of June next, the duties heretofore laid upon distilled SPIRITS imported from abroad, and laying others in their stead; and also upon spirits distilled within the United States; and for appropriating the same:” Passed In the third Session of CONGRESS, On the 2d of March 1791. Explanations, &c....
Introductory Note The letter printed below is one of many which Hamilton and his correspondents wrote concerning Federalist prospects in the presidential campaign of 1800. These letters present several problems for the modern reader. In the first place, the electoral process in 1800 was so complicated that it appeared either through design or inadvertence to make the selection of the President...
Dr. To balance of Cash, per statement No. 1 664,180.89. To amount of Sums expected to be received during this quarter on Accot. of the duties of Imports & tonnage Vizt: per returns to the 7 March 1793. 747,691.96. per estimate in the cases of deficient returns. 200.000.   
The Assembly of the New York legislature resolved on January 17, 1787, “that a Committee be appointed to consider of and report, ways and means for discharging the debts of the State, and the maintenance of public credit” ( New York Assembly Journal Journal of the Assembly of the State of New York (Publisher and place vary, 1782–1788). , 1787, 10). The Journal , however, did not give the names...
According to Gouverneur Morris, United States Minister Plenipotentiary to France, Edmund Charles Genet had sailed from France in February, 1793, “with … three hundred blank commissions, which he is to distribute to such as will fit out cruisers in our ports to prey on the British commerce.” In July, 1793, Genet told Thomas Jefferson that on his arrival at Charleston on April 8 “he was...
The President opened the business by stating that it was hardly necessary to prepare the subject of the conference, as it was generally understood, and the circumstances which accompanied it were such as to strike at the root of all law & order; that he was clearly of opinion that the most spirited & firm measures were necessary to rescue the State as well as the general government from the...
[ Albany, November 9, 1782. ] Gives to Gerard Bancker, treasurer of the State of New York, five receipts, the first dated October 2, 1782, the last dated November 9, 1782, for money received on behalf of the Superintendent of Finance. The receipts totaled $6,434 and “10 pence.” ADS , MS Division, New York Public Library. These receipts were endorsed on the back of “Warrant to Alexander...
Division of the Treasury Records Names Salary   Employment Revenue arising from Impost, Tonnage and Excise. Joshua Dawson 700   Superintends and Examines the Accounts of Impost Tonnage and Excise. He also corrisponds with, and forwards to, the several Commissioners of Loans Certificates for the public Debt. He forwards to the several Collectors of the Customs blanks for registering vessels. He...
An Account of Funded Stock on the Books of the Treasury, on which Attachments have been Laid. Time when notice of the Attachment was given at the Office. By whom attached. Proprietors of the Stock. Six & ⅌ Cents. Three & ⅌ Cents. Deferred. Dollars. Cents. Dollars. Cents. Dollars. Cents. 1793.
The opening paragraph of the letter printed below contains the first reference in Hamilton’s extant correspondence to a series of events that led to the chartering of the Manhattan Company. This company, which eventually was to supply New York City with an inadequate water system and a major bank, owed its creation primarily to the ingenuity of Aaron Burr, who at the time the charter was...
This letter contains the first mention in Hamilton’s extant correspondence of the question of who was to serve directly under Washington in his capacity as “Commander in Chief of all the armies raised, or to be raised, in the United States.” When Washington wrote this letter, he assumed that Congress would pass “An Act to augment the Army of the United States, and for other purposes,” which...
April 1800. Compte a Monrs Burr Pour Onoraire jusqua Ce jour $2500.       Plus fait Compte de Son ordre a Mr. Green 250.       Compte D’Interet Sur Dollars 11200 ce que jai avancée En trois Sommes differentes et divers Epoques depuis Le Mois de Juillet et Aout 1798 au 15 avril 1799 Pour 8 mois a raison de 7 ⅌ % 522.66/100  Interet d’un An Sur Cette de 13200 dollars  924.        Dollars 4196.66/100
[ New York, May 30, 1799. “I have receiv’d a deed from Peter Goelet & other Trustees of the American Iron Company. I certify that the fourth or last installment of the Purchase money with Interest remains to be paid, which will pay on demand. New York, May 30, 1799. Alexr Hambleton.” Receipt not found. ] This receipt is quoted in, and has been taken from, Goelet to Robert Troup, August 19,...
This letter marks Hamilton’s initial involvement in a protracted and acrimonious dispute between Rufus King and John Jay on the one hand and Edmond C. Genet on the other. Briefly stated, the controversy centered on whether Genet on July 6, 1793, at the height of the crisis over the sailing of the Little Sarah , had or had not told Alexander Dallas Alexander J. Dallas that “he would appeal from...
SCHEDULE A Supposititious Statement of Accounts Between the United States and Individual States. States. Ratio. Balances due to the states respectively. Proportion of each state of the aggregate of those balances according to the ratio. Balances against certain states. Balances in favor of certain states. Proportion of each state in the aggregate of the balances against certain states....
The opening paragraph of this letter contains the first reference in Hamilton’s extant correspondence to a series of business transactions in which he was to be involved for several years as the representative of Schuyler and certain other New Yorkers. When Schuyler wrote this letter, he believed that he, Barent Bleecker, Edward Goold, and William Greene had a claim to a portion of Cosby Manor...
[ Philadelphia, April 8, 1791. On May 3, 1791, Nathaniel Appleton wrote to Hamilton : “Your circular Letter 8th April is received.” Circular not found. ]
On March 5, 1792, George Hammond, the British Minister to the United States, submitted to Jefferson a detailed account of the failure of the United States to abide by the provisions of the treaty of peace of 1783. On May 29, Jefferson wrote an extensively documented reply to Hammond’s charges. Jefferson had completed the draft of his letter to Hammond by May 15, 1792, but he delayed sending it...
In consequence of an enquiry made of me, I think it necessary to inform you that I consider the holders of Certificates received from the Government of any State in lieu of certificates of the federal debt, as having a right to subscribe those State Certificates to the Loan of the Assumed debt, and I consider the State as having a right to subscribe the continental Certificates which they have...
List of petitions for compensation for transportation during the late War. Petition of Christian Knipe. John Smyth Petition of Nathaniel Tracy, and Roger McLean For receipt of these petitions by the House, see Journal of the House , I Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States (Washington, 1826), I. , 391, 518, 374, 503.
On December 16, 1793, the Speaker of the House of Representatives “laid before the House a Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, requesting that a new inquiry into his official conduct may be instituted, in some mode most effectual for an accurate and thorough investigation; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.” Because of Republican criticism of the manner in which the 1793...
XXV To James Monroe July 5, 1797 XXVI To Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg, James Monroe, and Abraham Venable December 17, 1792 XXVII From Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg December 18, 1792 XXVIII From James Monroe December 20, 1792 XXIX From Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg July 10, 1797 XXX From Abraham Venable July 9, 1797 XXXII From James Monroe
By the Act of Congress 30th. April 1790. The commissioned officers are allowed to receive their daily rations in provisions , “or money in lieu thereof at the option of the said officers at the contract price at the posts respective where the rations shall become due.” By this latitude granted to the officers, the Accountant finds it difficult to ascertain whether the officers have drawn or...
This letter concerns proposals for reorganizing the Army. This is a complicated subject, for it involves a series of bewildering statutes enacted by Congress concerning the Regular Army, Additional Army, Provisional Army, and Eventual Army. When the Constitution went into effect in 1789, the new government inherited an army which had served under the Continental Congress and which was the...
This letter from Andrew Fraunces initiated a controversy over the payment of two warrants issued by the Board of Treasury in 1787 and 1789. Although Fraunces maintained that he had purchased these warrants in early May, 1793, it cannot be stated with certainty just how he obtained them or whether he ever actually owned them. During June, July, and August, 1793, Fraunces wrote to both Hamilton...
We have had the honour to be appointed a Committee, by the Officers of the Massachusetts line of the late Army, to attend to and prosecute their memorial to the Congress of the United States, on the subject of compensation for the losses sustained by them and the soldiers who served during the war, in consequence of the singular manner in which their services have been acknowledged and...
Dr. Alexander Hamilton Esqr: In A/C with The Society for Establishing useful Manufactures Cr: 1793 1793 Feby. 20 To paid his draft on Benjamin Walker 300.00 Feby. 26 By Cash Advanced Wm. Pearce in Phila. at sundry times 2,340.90 June 8 To Wm. Duer’s Order on F. Ingraham 500  “  “ By ditto ditto George Parkinson