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1040

1793 ALEXANDER HAMILTON TREASURY DEPARTMENT LETTER

Dated December 16, 1793 signed Alex Hamilton; Regarding matters of the U.S. Mint


Sale Price: $31,250

Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000


Condition Report

Small chip to top edge(piece still present), paper is dry and brittle, the letter is now two pieces as the crease in the center has given way, this has been glued to a paper border. There are several chips to edge where paper is no longer present. The ink where Hamilton drew his paraphe has eaten through the paper, there is also a small hole in lower right hand corner.

All of these are apparent in photographs.


Annotation

Treasury Department
December 18 1793
Gentlemen
For the purpose of obtaining a final settlement at the Treasury of the bills drawn on Amsterdam, I have this day issued a warrant on you in favor of the Treasurer of the United States for ten thousand dollars, being the amount of the bills furnished by you to the Director of the Mint. I have therefore to request that until and appropriation be made for the purpose (a circumstance which will shortly take place) you will be pleased to consider the said 10,000 dollars as an advance on account of the Mint. I have ordered(?) a warrant to cover your advance heretofore to that establishment(?) apart(?) of two June(?) for the purchase of copper which must also warrant an appropriation.

I have the honor to be,
Your Obed’ Servant.
Alex Hamilton

The President and Director
Of the Bank of the US.

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