Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Oliver Wolcott, Junior, 12 March 1790

From Oliver Wolcott, Junior1

Treasury Department, March 12, 1790. Has “examined the accounts of Thomas Barclay.” Believes “that the final settlement thereof was delayed merely for the purpose of determining what compensation Mr. Barclay ought to receive for his services.” Itemizes Barclay’s charges against the United States, and states that “If the whole of these charges are admitted, the balance due to Mr. Barclay … will be livres 74,719 2 5.”

ASP description begins American State Papers, Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States (Washington, 1832–1861). description ends , Claims, I, 349.

1On October 5, 1781, Barclay was appointed United States consul in France, and on November 18, 1782, he was designated commissioner to settle the accounts of the United States in Europe. On July 18, 1787, he was commissioned to negotiate a treaty of amity and commerce between the United States and the Emperor of Morocco.

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