Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to John Kean, 17 April 1793

To John Kean1

[Philadelphia] April 17. 1793

D Sir

A warrant lately issued for money for the Quarter Master’s department 40000 Dollars which Mr. Hodgsdon2 will receive by a Check from the Treasurer as usual. He is instructed to receive & forward the money in Post Notes of the Bank. I mention this that in case contrary to instruction, he may call for specie, you may be able to state your knowlege of the arrangement & refer it to me. I have some suspicions that sometimes the intention of the Department in this particular has not been strictly pursued.


A Hamilton

ALS, New-York Historical Society, New York City.

1Kean was cashier of the Bank of the United States.

2Samuel Hodgdon.

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