Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Sylvanus Bourne, 1 November 1789

From Sylvanus Bourne1

Boston, November 1, 1789. Asks Hamilton to “Give me leave Dr Sir to request the favr of being in your remembrance should any situation in the Treasury Department occur in which my abilities may be equal to rendering my Country service.”

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Bourne applied for several posts in the government in 1789 and 1790. In June, 1790, George Washington appointed him consul for Hispaniola. He subsequently became a clerk in the Treasury Department.

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