George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Alexander Hamilton, 6 August 1794

From Alexander Hamilton

6 Augt ’94.

The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the President, sends him the statement of facts promised.1 The date is proposed to be two or three days before the Proclamation,2 when it was in fact begun. There is a blank to be filled with a quotation from a former proclamation which is not immediately at hand; but the blank will be filled before it goes to the press.3 If the President thinks the publication proper & will be pleased to return the enclosed, the original draft being too much obliterated for the purpose, it shall be immediately begun in Dunlap’s paper.4


1Hamilton is referring to his letter to GW of 5 August.

2Hamilton is referring to GW’s proclamation of 7 August.

3The final text of Hamilton’s letter quotes from GW’s proclamation of 15 Sept. 1792.

4For discussion of the publication of Hamilton’s letter of 5 Aug., which was printed in Dunlap and Claypoole’s American Daily Advertiser (Philadelphia), 21 Aug., see Hamilton to GW, 16 Aug., and n.1 to that document; and Edmund Randolph’s letter to GW of 18 August.

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