Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to George Washington, [5 May 1792]

To George Washington

[Philadelphia, May 5, 1792. The calendar description of this letter reads: “Enclosing Application of Thomas Mendenhall1 for position of Assay Master of the Mint.” Letter not found.]

RG 104, Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Bureau of the Mint, National Archives.

1From September 9 to December 18, 1790, Mendenhall had been superintendent of a paper mill in Chester County, Pennsylvania, that produced paper used for Treasury Department certificates (D, RG 217, Miscellaneous Treasury Accounts, 1790–1894, Account No. 1100, National Archives). See also “Report on the Receipts and Expenditures of Public Monies to the End of the Year 1791,” November 10, 1792 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , XIII, 108).

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