Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Benjamin Lincoln, 25 February 1791

From Benjamin Lincoln

From the Collector of Boston
Febry 25d 1791.


I have completed the business you assigned me1 and purchased up so much of the public debt as could be bought for the fifty thousand dollars Bank Bills which you put into my hands for that purpose. I have carefully attended to your instructions & have I presume neither lowered or raised the price. I have received a number of six per cents and other paper, all nearly on the same principles, 6 per cents @ 18s/ 9d Defered & interest @ 9/9. Some friends here wish to exchange Some loan office certificates of other States for the Six pr cents & other Stocks at the rate they were received. I cannot comply with their wishes while I attend to my instructions. I therefore wish to know, whether such may be made or not.

To Secy of the Treasury.

Copy, RG 56, Letters from the Collector at Boston, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters from the Collector at Boston, National Archives.

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