Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Oliver Wolcott, Junior, 24 November 1792

From Oliver Wolcott, Junior1

Treasury Department, Comptroller’s Office, November 24, 1792. “I have prepared a sett of forms for the Superintendents of Indian Affairs, which I have now the honor to transmitt for your consideration, also the draft of a Letter on the same subject. These forms have been calculated with a view to the establishment of an Officer, to superintend the examination & settlement of all deliveries of Stores & public property of the United States; which in my opinion will be an indispensible arrangement to secure the necessary responsibility. If such an Officer should be established, I think he ought to be placed in the same relation to the Treasury as the Accountant of the War Department.…”

ADf, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

1Wolcott was comptroller of the treasury.

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