Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Jeremiah Olney, 19 May 1792

From Jeremiah Olney

Providence, May 19, 1792. “Having been under the disagreeable necessity of putting in suit another of Welcome Arnold Esquire’s Bonds,1 … I wish to be informed, whether the directions, contained in your Letter of the 6th of July 1791, to notify other Collectors of his delinquency, was intended as Instructions for my conduct thereafter on similar occasions; or whether I am to omit giving the Notice, on putting any Bond in Suit, until I receive your Orders to do it? …”2

ADfS, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence.

1For an earlier case regarding one of Arnold’s bonds, see Olney to H, June 21, July 19, 29, 1791; H to Olney, July 6, 22, October 7, 1791; Arnold to H, July 15, 1791; H to Arnold, July 22, 1791.

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