LS signed “A. Hamilton,” one page both sides, 7.5 x 9, April 8, 1791. Written from the Treasury Department, in full: "I enclose you a form of an account (c.a.) agreeably to which I request that you will transmit me a summary statement of the quarterly payment of interest in your office, upon the 6 p'cent stocks, including an exhibition of the Stats of that species of stock on your books after each quarterly payment of interest, and exclusively of the transactions in it, which will arise between the quarter days. Similar accounts or statements are to be transmitted at the same time of the 3 per cent & non subscribed stock, as also of the defered [sic] stock excepting the items relative to interest, which, of course, will be appear in that statement." The letter is headed "Circular" in the upper left and has a postscript on the reverse: "You will find enclosed a transcript of a notification from this office published on the 28th September last, by which I presume you have been governed. It appears proper to communicate it to you as an instruction in which light you will hereafter consider it." Professionally restored to near-fine condition, with light overall staining, and replaced areas of paper loss and complete overall silking for reinforcement. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA.
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