Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Edmund Randolph, 17 October 1792

From Edmund Randolph

Philadelphia Octr. 17. 1792.


On my return home, I found your letter of the 6th. instant.1 My answer is short; being no more, than this, that there is not a single fee or emolument incident to my office; that I have paid the expences without taking any account, as I expected no retribution; and that my salary is 1900 dollars per annum.2

I have the honor, sir, to be   with respect   Yr. mo. ob. serv.

Edm. Randolph

The Secretary of the Treasury

ALS, RG 46, Second Congress, 1791–1793, Reports of the Secretary of the Treasury (2A-F2), National Archives.

1Letter not found.

2Randolph is referring to a Senate order of May 7, 1792. See “Treasury Department Circular to the Collectors of the Customs,” August 31, 1792.

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