George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Alexander Hamilton, 29 April 1794

From Alexander Hamilton

[Philadelphia] April 29 1794

The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the President of the United States & encloses the draft of a passport for a schooner called the Eliza of New York, for the President’s signature. The application which accompanies it, comes from a number of French Emigrants now in New York. The Collector will be instructed to fill the blank with the name of the master which is not known.1

Alex. Hamilton


1The enclosed passport and the application from the French emigrants from Saint Domingue have not been identified. Neither Hamilton’s subsequent letter to John Lamb, the collector of customs at New York, nor the name of the schooner’s master has been identified.

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