Adams Papers

To John Adams from Alexander Hamilton, 20 March 1791

Tuesday March 20th. [17]91

mr. Hamilton presents his respectful Compliments to the Vice President—He may have heared, that the Treasurer was in the Market last night and may be at a loss concerning his authority. The ground of the operation is an Act of the Board of the 15th of August last appropriating a sum between three & four hundred Thousand Dollars, which mr. Hamilton considers as any sum short of 400,000 Dollars; leaving still a sum to be expended within the terms as to price prescribed by that Act. This is merely by way of information.

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