Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Stephen Higginson, 23 February 1791

From Stephen Higginson1

Boston, February 23, 1791. Wishes to obtain a position in the executive branch of the government, but will not accept a post that pays less than two thousand dollars. Congratulates Hamilton on the success of Hamilton’s “measures & projections.” Has heard that Hamilton plans “to establish deposits of Cash here & in york, at least, to exchange the Notes of the Proposed Bank.” Approves of this plan, for without it “the notes will never answer all the purposes of money, or be equal to those of our own Bank.”2

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Higginson was a Boston merchant and a Federalist.

2The Bank of Massachusetts.

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