Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Hamilton, Alexander (1755-1804) to the Secretary of War

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also order a pdf of the image from us here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08343 Author/Creator: Hamilton, Alexander (1755-1804) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter Date: 20 May 1800 Pagination:

Summary of Content: Inspector General of the army close accounts near the end of the Quasi War.

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

People:

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: American StatesmenMilitary HistoryQuasi-warFranceGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsFinance

Sub Era:

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources