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Hamilton, Alexander (1757-1804) to Epes Sergeant

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04361 Author/Creator: Hamilton, Alexander (1757-1804) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Letter signed Date: 28 June 1792 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 22.6 x 17 cm.

Summary of Content: As Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton sends a circular letter ending payment of public monies into the Bank of Massachusetts. Instead, he orders remittances to the Bank of the United States at Boston.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

Full Transcript: (Circular) Treasury Department June 28 1792
Sir
I have to request that you will after their receipt of this letter discontinue paying the public monies into the Bank of Massachusetts: and that ...instead of this you will from time to time make your remittances to the office of discount & Deposit of the United States Bank at Boston taking from the Cashier duplicate receipts for each payment as usual.
I am Sir
Your Obed. Servt.
[signed] A Hamilton

Epes Sargent-Esqr.
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People: Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804
Sargent, Epes, 1748-1821

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Bank of the USBankingEconomicsFinanceAmerican StatesmenGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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