George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Alexander Hamilton, 10 July 1792

To Alexander Hamilton

[Philadelphia] 10th July 1792.

Estimate of immediate Expenditures for the Mint.1

Price of the House & Lot, to be paid on executing the Conveyance 4266.2/3
15 Tons of Copper, suppose 16 Cents ⅌ lb. 4800.   
Repairs of the Buildings, Workmen’s wages &c.    933.1/3
Dollars 10,000.   
David Rittenhouse

United States [Philadelphia] 10th July 1792

The Secretary of the Treasury will cause to be paid to the Director of the Mint, Ten thousand Dollars for the purposes above specified.

G: Washington


1For the background to this document, see GW to Thomas Jefferson and GW to David Rittenhouse, both 9 July 1792. For Rittenhouse’s earlier estimate of the funds needed by the U.S. Mint, which also totaled $10,000, see Jefferson to GW, 20 June (second letter).

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