From William Ellery1
Newport [Rhode Island] June 1, 1790. “I have received your letter of the 17th. of the last month,2 and … now transmit to you … four bundles of Indents … and another package of blank Loan-Office Certife.… I have no bills of credit, known by name of the New Emissions.3 I find by the News papers that an appropriation is made by law for discharging the demands which exist against the United States, and that … a payment of the salaries to the late Loan-Officers of the several States to the 31st. day of Dece. 1789 is authorized.…4 The ballance due to me to that period is 544 89/100 Dolls.…”
LC, Newport Historical Society, Newport, Rhode Island.
2. “Treasury Department Circular to the Continental Loan Officers,” May 17, 1790 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , VI, 418–19).
3. For an explanation of the contents of this sentence, see Nathaniel Appleton to H, February 5, 1791, note 1 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , VIII, 8–9).