Alexander Hamilton LS, 1789
Hamilton, Alexander (1755/57 - 1804). 2pp, secretarial LS as Secretary of the Treasury (1789-1795). [Washington], December 1, 1789. Along with the letter, Hamilton says he is sending the necessary forms to fill out with Returns to the Treasury (not in the lot). He goes on to tell the recipient of the letter (not identified) that these forms should be filled out monthly, and admonishes that as a public servant, it is his responsibility to fill these out with "the strictest care and punctuality." In the postscript, he gives instructions on how to handle the partial month left after the forms are received, etc.
Hamilton had been an aide to General Washington during the war, and became a delegate to the Congress of the Confederation in 1788. He was one of the more enthusiastic promoters of the Constitution, writing over half of the installments of the Federalist Papers, and became a founder of the nation's financial system, including establishing a mint. He influenced many other aspects of the fledgling nation from establishing political parties to the formation of (what would become) the Coast Guard - truly one of the Founding Fathers.
Old folds as expected. One chip from left margin; it appears that it impacts one word in the PS, but nothing on the first page. A bit of toning along right edge and a couple of the folds.