Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Thomas Matthews, 5 January 1795

To Thomas Matthews

[Philadelphia, January 5, 1795. On February 16, 1795, Edmund Randolph wrote to Oliver Wolcott, Jr.:1 “Let me beg the favor of you to take some immediate and definitive arrangements respecting the pilot-boat,2 upon which your Predecessor wrote to General Matthews on the 5th. ultimo.”3 Letter not found.]

1Wolcott was comptroller of the Treasury from November 5, 1791, until he succeeded H as Secretary of the Treasury on February 3, 1795 (Executive Journal, I description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate (Washington, 1828), I. description ends , 88, 171).

2For information concerning the contents of this letter, see Randolph to H, second letter of January 3, 1795, note 1.

3LC, RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State, Vol. 8, December 6, 1794–October 12, 1795, National Archives.

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