Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to George Washington, [24 September 1794]

To George Washington1

[Philadelphia, September 24, 1794]

The Secry. of the Treasury presents his respects to The President. He finds it will be impracticable for him without injury to the public service to leave town on Monday, but he will do it the day after & overtake the President. However he begs leave to inform the President that from the information received, there is no prospect of a pretty general assembling of the Pennsylvania & N Jersey militia at Carlisle before the 6 or 7 of Octor., so that The President will have some time to spare & perhaps it may be useful for him to remain here as long as will comport with the object of his journey & his convenience in making it.2

LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1For background to this letter, see H to Washington, September 19, 1794.

2On September 30, 1794, Washington wrote in his diary: “I left the City of Philadelphia about half past ten oclock this forenoon accompanied by Colo. Hamilton (Secretary of the Treasury) and my private Secretary [Bartholomew Dandridge]” (GW Diaries description begins John C. Fitzpatrick, ed., The Diaries of George Washington (Boston and New York, 1925). description ends , IV, 209).

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