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From Alexander Hamilton to William Short, 7 May 1792

To William Short

Treasury Department May 7th 1792

Sir

The President having ratified the three last loans, namely one of six millions of florins at five per Cent interest;1 one of three Millions at four per Cent2 and that which has been negociated at Antwerp,3 I herewith transmit you the instrument of ratification concerning the latter. The two former I have thought best to enclose directly to the Commissioners in Amsterdam4 under an impression that this at the time of its arrival may possibly5 not find you at the Hague.

I have the honor to be   with great consideration   Sir   Your Obedt. Servant

A Hamilton

William Short Esqr.
Minister Resident of the
United States at the Hague

LS, William Short Papers, Library of Congress; LS, marked “2nd,” William Short Papers, Library of Congress; LS, Marked "3rd," Widener Library, Harvard University

1The Holland loan of September, 1791. For a description of this loan, see Short to H, August 31, 1791.

2The Holland loan of December, 1791. For a description of this loan, see Short to H, December 23, 28, 1791.

3For a description of the Antwerp loan, see Short to H, November 8, 1791, note 4, and November 12, 1791.

4H’s letter to Willink, Van Staphorst, and Hubbard has not been found.

5The word “possibly” is in the handwriting of H.

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