From David Rittenhouse1
Mint of the U S. June 20th 1794
On receiving yours of the 16th2 containing some french Coins I immediately put them into the hands of the assayer,3 directing him to ascertain their fineness. As I happened to be out of town when he called to communicate the result he thought it his duty to wait on you with it (as he informs me) it being 740 oz of Standard Silver equal to 660.39 of fine silver or 1000 oz of the Coins.
I am Sir, &c
Alexander Hamilton Esquire
Secretary of the Treasury
Copy, Arch. des Aff. Etr., Corr. Pol., Etats-Unis description begins Transcripts or photostats from the French Foreign Office deposited in the Library of Congress. description ends , Supplement Vol. 20.
2. Letter not found.
3. Albion Cox.