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To George Washington from Alexander Hamilton, 15 February 1793

From Alexander Hamilton

[Philadelphia] Friday 15th feby 1793.

The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to communicate, for the perusal of the President, a copy of his second Letter to the H: of Representatives;1 which he will be obliged, if not inconvenient, to the President, to have returned on Monday morning, to be then sent to the Senate.2

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1Hamilton is referring to his “Report Relative to the Loans Negotiated under the Acts of the Fourth and Twelfth of August, 1790,” submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives on 13 Feb. 1793 (Annals of Congress description begins Joseph Gales, Sr., comp. The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States; with an Appendix, Containing Important State Papers and Public Documents, and All the Laws of a Public Nature. 42 vols. Washington, D.C., 1834–56. description ends , 2d Cong., 2d sess., 875). The House had requested the report on 27 Dec. 1792 (U.S. House to GW, 27 Dec. 1792, note 1). For the full text of this report, see Syrett, Hamilton Papers, description begins Harold C. Syrett et al., eds. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 vols. New York, 1961–87. description ends 14:26–67. For Hamilton’s other letter to the U.S. House of Representatives of 13 Feb. 1793, enclosing his “Report on Foreign Loans,” see ibid., 17–26.

2GW returned this report to Hamilton on Sunday, 17 Feb. (JPP, description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends 57). The copy submitted to the U.S. Senate on 18 Feb. was dated 14 Feb. (Syrett, Hamilton Papers, description begins Harold C. Syrett et al., eds. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 vols. New York, 1961–87. description ends 14:26, n.3).

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