From William Bradford1
[Philadelphia, September 27, 1794. The description of this letter in the dealer’s catalogue reads: “Concerning expenses of ‘The Commissioners appointed by the President of the United States.’2 Bradford … had apparently advanced the money needed to buy horses, etc., and he inquires if the sums advanced were to be repaid him by the Quartermaster or charged in his account against the U.S.”3 Letter not found.]
The Collector: A Magazine for Autograph and Historical Collectors, LXIX, No. 11 (November, 1956), 108, Item j 849.
1. Bradford was United States attorney general.
2. For the appointment of Jasper Yeates, James Ross, and Bradford as Federal commissioners to confer with the representatives of the insurgents in western Pennsylvania, see H and Henry Knox to George Washington, August 5, 1794, note 3 (PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , XVII, 21–24).
3. The dealer’s catalogue states that on the back of this letter H wrote: “The Quarter Master will pay for the Horses taken them to the use of that Department, Sept. 29, 1794.”