Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Thomas Jefferson, [17 November 1792]

To Thomas Jefferson

[Philadelphia, November 17, 1792]

The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respectful Compliments to The Secretary of State and sends two Copies of the Report of the Trustees of the Sinking Fund agreed upon last night with the requisite documents for each.1 This is the last day for presenting them; so that even if either House should not sit it will be proper to forward the Report to the Presiding Officer.2

The S of the T. will wait upon the Secretary of State at two OClock to day, if he hears nothing to the contrary, to adjust finally, the affair of Mr. Ternants application for the supply of St Domingo.3

AL, Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress.

2November 17 fell on a Saturday, and neither the House of Representatives nor the Senate met on that date (Journal of the House, I description begins Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States (Washington, 1826), I. description ends , 621; Annals of Congress description begins The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States; with an Appendix, Containing Important State Papers and Public Documents, and All the Laws of a Public Nature (Washington, 1834–1849). description ends , III, 615).

Section 9 of “An Act supplementary to the act making provision for the Debt of the United States” provided “That quarter yearly accounts of the application of the said fund shall be rendered for settlement, as other public accounts, accompanied with returns of the sums of the said debt, which shall have been from time to time purchased or redeemed; and a full and exact report of the proceedings of the said commissioners, including a statement of the disbursements, which shall have been made, and of the sums which shall have been purchased or redeemed under their direction, and specifying dates, prices, parties, and places, shall be laid before Congress, within the first fourteen days of each session which may ensue the present, during the execution of the said trust” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 283 [May 8, 1792]).

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