Alexander Hamilton Papers

Treasury Department Circular to the Governors of the States, 21 November 1789

Treasury Department Circular to the
Governors of the States

Treasury Department Novembr 21st 1789


Not having received any acknowledgement of my Letter of the 26th Septr, transmitting the Copies of two resolutions of the house of Representatives of the 21st of the Same month;1 and conceiving the information which relates to the debts of the Several States, and the public securities of the union in their Treasuries, to be an object of a very important nature, I have the honor to inclose duplicates of my letter and of the resolutions accompanying it.

I can only add, that as the period fixed for the next meeting of Congress is hastening on, if any thing can be done to accelerate the transmission of the information desired, it will greatly promote the public service

I have the honor to be Your Excellency’s Obt & humble servt

A Hamilton
Secy of the Treasury

LS, to George Clinton, Rosenbach Foundation, Philadelphia; LS, to John Hancock, Mr. W. Randolph Burgess, Washington, D.C.; copy, to John Howard, RG 56, Letters 2d Comptroller, 2d Auditor, Executive of Maryland and Georgia, 1789–1833, National Archives; copy, to John Howard, RG 56, Miscellaneous Letters Sent, “Set K,” National Archives; to Thomas Mifflin, Hazard, Pennsylvania Archives, XI description begins Samuel Hazard, ed., Pennsylvania Archives (Philadelphia, 1855). description ends , 638–39; LS, to Beverley Randolph, sold by Merwin-Clayton, January 12, 1906, Lot 187.

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