Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to George Washington, 1 December 1794

To George Washington

Philadelphia December 1. 1794


I have the honor to inform you that I have fixed upon the last of January next as the day for the resignation of my office of Secretary of the Treasury1 I make the communication now, that there may be time to mature such an arrangement as shall appear to you proper to meet the vacancy when it occurs.2

With perfect respect & the truest attachment   I have the honor to be   Sir   Your very obedient servt

The President of The UStates

ADf, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1See H to Washington, June 21, 1793, May 27, 1794; Washington to H, May 29, 1794.

2On the back of the draft H wrote: “Remember to order Chariot & Chair & pay the duty.” See “An Act laying duties upon Carriages for the conveyance of Persons” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 373–76 [June 5, 1794]).

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