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Cost and Construction, Errors

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PublicationSyrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 Vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-87. (no image)
Document Information
Date January 2, 1795
Author Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: Treasury Department
Recipient Name Timothy Pickering (primary)
Summary "This letter is essentially the same as that which Hamilton wrote to Edmund Randolph on the same date." [letter to Randolph is cataloged here] Enclosed letters from Hamilton to Collector of Charlestown and another from the comptroller to the Collector on the subject of construction and arming of vessels. Fears "much mischief has ensued from this construction" which will end up costing the United States. Believed W. Moultrie participated in error that makes it necessary to send a Circular.
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Related Persons/Groups Timothy Pickering; Alexander Hamilton; Edmund Randolph; collector; comptroller; President; district attorney; Secretary of State; Secretary of War; William Moultrie; ;
Related Places Treasury Department; Westward; Charlestown; Charleston; South Carolina; ;
Keywords vessels; cost; expense; letter; circular; ;
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