From Alexander Hamilton
Treasury Department March 18th 1794
I certify that the installments which according to the contracts respecting the Debt to France accrue in the present year are 1,500,000 livres on the 3rd of September, and 1,000,000 of livres on the 5th of November: which, was there no anticipation, would be payable on those days respectively. The amount anticipated, there being some unsettled items, cannot be pronounced until a definitive settlement shall have been had.1
Secy of the Treasy
LS, DNA: RG 46, Third Congress, 1793–95, Senate Records of Legislative Proceedings, President’s Messages.
1. On the reason for this report, see Cabinet Opinion on the Payment of the U.S. Debt to France, 11 March. This report was enclosed in GW’s letter to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives of 18 March.