George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Alexander Hamilton, 11 June 1794

From Alexander Hamilton

Treasury Dept June 11. 1794.

The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully submits to the consideration of the President the enclosed communication from the Commissioner of the Revenue respecting two mooring chains for the river Delaware, with his opinion that it will be for the public interest to ratify it.1

A. Hamilton

The draft of an authorisation for paying the second instalment of the two million Loan of the Bank of the U. States is also submitted.2


1In Tench Coxe’s letter to Hamilton of 4 June, he submitted for GW’s approval a contract between William Allibone and Matthew Van Dusen, adding "I am satisfied that a more favorable contract cannot be effected, with a workman equally to be relied on for fidelity, care & ability" (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 , 16:456). For the contract of 30 May, approved by GW on 12 June, see DNA: RG 26, Lighthouse Deeds and Contracts, 1790–1812.

2The draft has not been identified, but GW signed an authorization to this effect on 12 June (JPP description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends , 309).

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