To John Steele1
[New York, September 20, 1796. On September 23, 1796, Steele wrote to Hamilton: “I have the honor to acknowledge your letter of the 20th. inst.” Letter not found.]
1. On July 1, 1796, when Congress was not in session, Timothy Pickering informed John Steele, a Federalist member of the House of Representatives from North Carolina from 1789 to 1793, of his appointment as comptroller of the Treasury (LC, RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State, Vol. 9, October 12, 1795–February 28, 1797, National Archives). The Senate confirmed his appointment on December 22, 1796 (Executive Journal, I description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate (Washington, 1828), I. description ends , 217).