OLIVER WOLCOTT JR. - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 05/12/1794 - HFSID 174866
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OLIVER WOLCOTT, JR.
Oliver Wolcott, Jr. signed this manuscript letter in 1794, while he was Comptroller of the United States' Treasury, to let the recipient know that he had received information from him on stocks and debts.
Manuscript letter signed "Oliv. Wolcott Jr". 1 page, 7½x9½. Treasury Department, Comptroller's Office, May 12, 1794. Addressed to Nathaniel Appleton Esquire. In full: "Sir, I have received your letter of the 1st instant, with Abstracts of deferred Stocks, of the domestic & assumed debts, for the quarter ending the 31st of March 1793. I have also received your letter of the 3d instant with your original dividend accounts, for the quarter ending the 31st of March 1794. I am Sir, very respectfully, Your Obedt. Servant." Handwritten postscript: "[P.] S. I think the first clause should have been 31 Mar 1794 & the last clause [Marc]h 1793". Wolcott (1760-1833, born in Litchfield, Connecticut), son and namesake of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and a former attorney and militiaman, was named to the Pay-Table in 1782, overseeing Connecticut's war expenditures. In May 1784, he was commissioned to adjust the claims of the state against the U.S. government, then named Comptroller of public accounts in 1788. He was auditor of the U.S. Treasury (1789-1791), then Comptroller of that Department (1791-1795). On February 2, 1795, he succeeded Alexander Hamilton as President Washington's Secretary of the Treasury, a position he held until November 8, 1800, when he resigned from the Adams administration. Wolcott later served as thefirst President of the Bank of North America (1812-1814) andGovernor of Connecticut (1817-1827).Docketed on verso (unknown hand), light show through at upper blank margin. Lightly creased and soiled. Chipped at left and right edges, affecting 3 words of writing. Upper right corner chipped off. Overall, fine condition for a document of its age.
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