Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Richard Wylly, [17 May 1791]

From Richard Wylly1

[May 17, 1791.] “I have the honor of enclosing you the affidavit of Mr. John Wereat, Auditor of this State, respecting the late Edward Davies, who issued sundry Loan Office certificates, without, I believe, any authority: as I can receive no answer from our Governor,2 to whom I writ long since on this subject.…”

Copy, RG 233, Reports of the Treasury Department, 1792–1793, Vol. III, National Archives.

1This letter was enclosed in “Report on the Petition of William Smith,” March 28, 1792.

Wylly was commissioner of loans for Georgia. The Treasury Department had refused to accept loan office certificates countersigned by Davies which were presented under the provisions of “An Act making provision for the (payment of the) Debt of the United States” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 138–44 [August 4, 1790]).

2Edward Telfair.

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