Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from George Washington, [19 March 1791]

From George Washington

United States of America [March 19, 1791]

Pay or cause to be paid to the Secretary of State Forty thousand Dollars to be applied to the purposes of the Act, intitled “An Act providing the means of Intercourse between the United States and foreign Nations,”1 for which this shall be your warrant.

Given under my hand at Philadelphia the nineteenth day of March, in the year one thousand seven hundred & ninety one.

G: Washington

To the Secretary of the Treasury.

LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1Congress provided forty thousand dollars annually for the diplomatic service (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 128–29 [July 1, 1790]).

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