To Henry Marchant
June 29th 1792
The Bank of the United States have agreed to undertake the payment of the salaries of the public Officers, and the details of an arrangement for that purpose will be adjusted prior to the expiration of the next quarter.1
On the point of the quantum of compensation to the District Judge of Rhode Island,2 I could not with propriety say any thing, as it is a matter entirely foreign to my department. As an individual, I must always wish liberal allowances to the Judiciary, as of great importance to their independence, and consequently to the well administering of Justice.
With respectful consideration, I have the honor to be, Sir, Your Obed Servant
Henry Marchant Esq.
Judge of the District Court,
LS, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence.
2. For Marchant’s compensation as United States judge for the District of Rhode Island, see “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, 54); “Report on the Balance of All Unapplied Revenues at the End of the Year 1792 and on All Unapplied Monies Which May Have Been Obtained by the Several Loans Authorized by Law,” February 4, 1793 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , XIII, 565).