From Alexander Hamilton
Treasury Department Jany: 4 1792 [i.e. 1793]
I have the honor to inclose you the Copy of a letter I have received from Mr. Geo. Latimer of this City, relating to some concerns of his, with the Govt. of St. Domingo, to which I have answered in substance as heretofore communicated to you on a similar subject. I have the honour to be With Respect Sir Your Obed Servt
RC (DLC); misdated; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Hamilton; at foot of text: “The Secretary of State”; endorsed by TJ as received 4 Jan. 1793 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: George Latimer to Hamilton, Philadelphia, 2 Jan. 1793, complaining of the refusal of French Consul General La Forest to honor bills of exchange for $7,927.37 drawn on him to pay for 1,500 barrels of flour Latimer had supplied to the government of Saint-Domingue in July 1792 (Tr in DLC; text printed in Syrett, Hamilton description begins Harold C. Syrett and others, eds., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton, New York, 1961–87, 27 vols. description ends , xiii, 445–7).
For Hamilton’s communication on a similar subject, see Hamilton to TJ, 14 Dec. 1792; see also Syrett, Hamilton description begins Harold C. Syrett and others, eds., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton, New York, 1961–87, 27 vols. description ends , xiii, 443–5. There is no evidence that TJ ever corresponded with Latimer on the subject of his protested bills.