Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from William Seton, 1 October 1791

From William Seton

[New York] 1 Oct. 1791


I am desired by the President and Directors to acknowledge the receipt of your Letters of the 21 & 24 Sepr1—the first requesting a payment to be made of Ten thousand Dollars to Mr. De la Forest Vice Consul of France,2 which was immediately complied with & enclosed. I have the honor to transmit his receipt for the same.3 Your directions respecting ballancing the weekly Returns of the Treasurers Account with this Bank shall be punctually attended to; we have closed the Account to the 30th Sepr. inclusive of which I now transmit a State which will precisely shew the Cash in hand belonging to the United States. I have the honor to be &c.

LC, Bank of New York, New York City.

1Neither letter has been found.

2Antoine René Charles Mathurin de La Forest, who served in the French legation in the United States during the American Revolution, was made French vice consul at Savannah in 1783. He assumed the duties of consul general in 1785, but was not officially appointed to the post until March 2, 1792.

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