Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Thomas Jefferson, 12 July [1792]

From Thomas Jefferson

Philadelphia July 12. [1792]


By an act of Congress passed on the last day of their session it was made the duty of the Secretary of state to have seals prepared for the courts of the two Western governments,1 but nothing particular was said as to the resource for making payment for them. I have therefore to ask the favor of information from you whether there are any funds which you should think it justifiable to apply to the payment of these objects. I assume they will amount to several hundred dollars. I have the honor to be with great respect Sir

Your most obedt. and most humble servt

Th: Jefferson

The Secretary of the Treasury

ALS, letterpress copy, Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress; LC, Papers of the Continental Congress, National Archives.

1“An Act respecting the government of the territories of the United States northwest and south of the river Ohio” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 285–86 [May 8, 1792]).

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