George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Alexander Hamilton, 26 October 1792

From Alexander Hamilton

[Philadelphia] 26. October 1792

The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the President, and encloses him a letter received yesterday from the Supervisor of New York. The Secretary will have the honor of reminding the President of the subject when he has that of waiting upon him next.1


1The enclosed letter from Richard Morris to Hamilton has not been identified. Morris apparently argued in this letter that he should not have to pay for certain job-related expenses out of his salary as supervisor of the revenue. In his letter to Hamilton of 10 Nov., Morris wrote: “I hope when the President Reconsiders this Business he will direct the Clk, the Stamper of Certificates, Office Rent, Fuel and the Expence of Guageg. and Marking the Stills in the Remote Counties to be paid as Contingencies” (Syrett, Hamilton Papers, description begins Harold C. Syrett et al., eds. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 vols. New York, 1961–87. description ends 13:34).

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