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Payments of the French debt

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PublicationSyrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 Vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-87. (no image)
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Date March 13, 1794
Author Name Edmund Randolph (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Alexander Hamilton William Bradford Henry Knox
Summary Letter from the Secretary of State to the Attorney General, Secretary at War, and Secretary of Treasury. Randolph had a discussion with French agent Mr. Fauchet concerning French requests for a million dollars instalment payment of the debt. Randolph attempted to convince him the impracticability of the request, but Fauchet urged that the French government was in a desperate fiscal situation and needed the money - stating that the million dollar sum actually fell short of what was needed. Randolph wants to submit the question to Congress.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Alexander Hamilton; William Bradford; Fauchet; Edmund Randolph; French; consuls; Congress;
Related Places Philadelphia; France;
Keywords Debt; loans; French Revolution; installments;
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