George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Alexander Hamilton, 3 May 1794

From Alexander Hamilton

Treasy Dept 3d May ’94.

The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully submits to the President of the Ud States a letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue of the 30th of April, with his opinion that it is adviseable to confirm the purchase of Oil to which it relates.1

A. Hamilton


1Tench Coxe’s letter to Hamilton of 30 April enclosed "for submission to the President a contract in the form of a bill of parcels for a temporary supply of oil for the use of the L. House at sandy Hook" (DNA: RG 26, Lighthouse Letters; see also Hamilton Papers description begins Harold C. Syrett et al., eds. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 vols. New York, 1961–87. description ends , 16:354). GW approved the contract, "amounting to 387 18/100 Dolls.," on this date (JPP description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends , 301).

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