Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to George Washington, 8 July 1794

To George Washington

Treasury Department
July 8. 1794


From communications with the Secretary of State, in your absence, it would appear expedient to place the powers in Holland for making a Loan for the purpose of the Algierine negotiation1 earlier than may be practicable, if the Minister Resident there2 is to be the agent. Under this view of the subject, I request your instruction whether the power shall be sent to our Commissioners at Amsterdam instead of that Minister as has been contemplated.3

With the most perfect respect, &c.

A Hamilton

LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

2John Quincy Adams.

3H had previously prepared a commission to the Amsterdam bankers. See H to Willink, Van Staphorst, and Hubbard, July 7, 1794.

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