Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Oliver Wolcott, Junior, 26 [October] 1795

To Oliver Wolcott, Junior

New York [October] 26. 1795

Dr. Sir

I have observed in the “Aurora” a piece under the signature of “A calm Observer” which I think merits attention.1 It is my design to reply to it with my name but for this I wish to be furnished as soon as possible with the account of the President and of the appropriations for him as it stands in the Secretary’s office the Comptroller’s and the account rendered to Congress, & also the account of appropriations for this object. Of one point I am sure that we never exceeded the appropriations though we may have anticipated the service. Add any remarks you may judge useful. The sooner the better.

Yrs. truly

A Hamilton

Oliver Wolcott Esq

ALS, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford; copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

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