Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Oliver Wolcott, Junior, 13 June 1795

To Oliver Wolcott, Junior

New York June 13. 1795

Dear Sir

Your letter from New York1 after a circuit by Albany found me here.

I forgot to observe to you in my last,2 that unless there were objections to it which did not occur to me, it appeared adviseable, if not done, to institute at Amsterdam a plan for subscribing the Dutch and Antwerp Debt.3 It may be conducted under the management of our Commissioners4 with the Superintendence of our Minister.5 In all such cases a considerable deal depends on facilities upon the very spot & the moment seems particularly favourable.

Yrs. truly

A Hamilton

PS. I will willingly testify what you mention respecting Mr Cabot but having torn up your letter trusting to my memory, it has left me in the lurch & I do not know where Cabot is, whether here or in Europe & where.6 What prospects as to the Treaty?7

Oliver Wolcott Esqr.

ALS, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

1Letter not found.

3See H to Wolcott, April 10, 1795, note 1.

4Willink, Van Staphorst, and Hubbard, the bankers of the United States at Amsterdam.

5John Quincy Adams, United States Minister Resident at The Hague.

6George Cabot, a Federalist Senator from Massachusetts, was present at the special session of the Senate convened from June 8 to June 25, 1795, to consider the Jay Treaty (Annals of Congress description begins The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States; with an Appendix, Containing Important State Papers and Public Documents, and All the Laws of a Public Nature (Washington, 1834–1849). description ends , IV, 854–61).

7For the Senate’s action on the Jay Treaty, see H to Rufus King, June 11, 1795, notes 2 and 3.

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