Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to David Wolfe, 12 July 1791

To David Wolfe

Treasury Department
July 12. 1791.


I received your letter of the 16th. Ultimo,1 on the subject of the certificates of the late Quartermaster general.2

The observations you make have been duly communicated to the Comptroller and will receive a proper consideration, but you will perceive that in adjusting the affairs of the Quartermaster Generals department, under the late Government, the information of the gentleman3 who was charged with the superintendence of it, can not fail to have considerable weight with the officers of the Treasury.

I am Sir   Your obedient Servant

Alex Hamilton

Mr. David Wolfe
New York

LS. The Andre deCoppet Collection, Princeton University Library.

1Letter not found.

2During the American Revolution the quartermaster general issued certificates in lieu of money for goods and services.

3Timothy Pickering had served as quartermaster general during the American Revolution.

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