From George Washington
United States 3d. June 1793.
Pay to the Director of the Mint,1 or his order, five thousand Dollars for the purposes of that Establishment.
LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. On June 3, 1793, David Rittenhouse, the director of the Mint, transmitted his accounts to Thomas Jefferson and wrote: “I was unwilling to ask a further Sum of money on account of the Mint until the Treasurer had obtained a Settlement of his Accounts at the Comptrollers office, which is now done to the 1st. of April last. This has obliged me to advance considerably for the Expenditures of the Mint, and I must request you to apply to the President for his Warrant for 5000 Dollars, in favour of the Mint” (ALS, RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters, 1790–1799, National Archives). Jefferson sent Rittenhouse’s letter to Washington on June 3, 1793 (AL, RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters, 1790–1799, National Archives).