George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Alexander Hamilton, 11 August 1792

From Alexander Hamilton

Philadelphia Aug. 11. 1792


I have already written to you to go by this Post.1 This is barely to inform you, that I have made the communication you desired to Mr Kean, who promises every possible exertion—and that Mr Langdon has been here about a fortnight.2 With perfect respect & attachment I have the honor to be Sir Your obedient servant

A. Hamilton

P.S. I have made progress in certain answers; but shall scarcely be ready to send them before next Monday’s Post.3

ALS, M. E. Saltykov-Shchedrin State Public Library, St. Petersburg, Russia.

1For the secretary of the treasury’s other letter “to go by this Post,” see Hamilton to GW, 10 Aug. 1792.

3Hamilton is referring to the questions GW raised in his letter of 29 July respecting the way the government of the United States was being administered. Having not completed his answers to the president’s queries by the “next Monday’s Post,” 13 Aug., Hamilton mailed a lengthy reply to GW on 18 Aug. 1792.

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