To Alexander Hamilton
United States 31. March 1794.
Pay to The Secretary of State, in pursuance of the Act providing for the relief of such of the Inhabitants of St Domingo, resident with the United States, as may be found in want of support, Six hundred dollars; to be applied to the relief of persons of the above description in the City of Philadelphia.1
1. For the relevant legislation, see “An Act providing for the relief of such of the inhabitants of Saint Domingo, resident within the United States, as may be found in want of support,” 12 Feb. (Stat description begins Richard Peters, ed. The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America, from the Organization of the Government in 1789, to March 3, 1845 . . .. 8 vols. Boston, 1845-67. description ends . 6:13). On the original apportionment of $1,000 in federal funds to relief efforts in Pennsylvania, see Edmund Randolph’s first letter to GW of 27 February. On the disbursement of a total of $1,600 to a relief committee in Philadelphia, see Cabinet Opinion of 22 April, n.1.