New York Appropriations Not to Be Used for Fortifications

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Date August 3, 1799
Author Name John Jay (primary) Location: Albany
Recipient Name Alexander Hamilton (primary)
Summary Letter, advises Hamilton that appropriations by the New York Legislature are not to be used for the construction of fortifications. The legislature has ordered that all further expenditures for defenses be ceased; apparently it has decided to divert those funds to the payment of debt held by the U.S. Treasury.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Alexander Hamilton; John Jay; Legislature; Major General Hamilton; officers of government; governor New York; Treasury; ;
Related Places Albany; New York;
Keywords appropriation; legislature; state; will come in aid of the completion of the works in the vicinity of N York; act; payment of certain officers of Government & other contengent expenses; until further legislative provision; all further expenditure; for the further defense of the state; shall cease; so far forth as respects the erection of new fortifications, or the completing such as have been erected or constructed; reason; clause; inferred; comptroller; liquidate; expenses; Secretary of the Treasury; specis value.;
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