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From Alexander Hamilton to Arthur Lee, Walter Livingston, and Samuel Osgood, [14 September 1789]

To Arthur Lee, Walter Livingston,
and Samuel Osgood1

[New York, September 14, 1789]


Having in consequence of my appointment as Secretary of the Treasury determined on William Duer Esquire as my Assistant, I have concluded from his situation with the late board that a delivery of the books papers and seal belonging to the department should be made to him. If this mode is agreeable to you I need only add that he is authorised on my part to carry it into execution.

I have the honor to be   With perfect esteem   Gentlemen   Your obedient servant

Alexander Hamilton
Secretary of the Treasury

To Samuel Osgood. } Esquires
Walter Livingston &
Arthur Lee

ALS, New-York Historical Society, New York City.

1Osgood, Livingston, and Lee were the commissioners of the Treasury from 1785 to 1789.

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