1 page, 4to, left edge tipped to another sheet, right edge shaved catching some letters, seal hole. STOPPING FRAUD IN THE HANDLING OF TREASURY INSTRUMENTS. Hamilton issues this order to meet "a danger to the United States" in handling the certificates "from the Treasury to the several Loan Offices." Entries on the notes indicating the rate of interest and the accrual date "are capable of being taken out as in the cases of Pierces Notes and that the blank may be filled up with the six per Cent rate of Interest where the rate was before three per cent." Likewise the accrual date could be made earlier than intended. To protect against these frauds and forgeries, Hamilton orders that punch holes "about a quarter of an inch in diameter" be placed on particular locations of the notes, to distinguish between preferred stock, six percent and three percent notes. ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES FROM OLIVER WOLCOTT, ALBERT GALLATIN, ROGER TANEY, AND 54 OTHERS. Full inventory included with lot and available upon request. " /> [TREASURY SECRETARIES]. A COLLECTION OF 58 LETTERS AND DOCUMENTS SIGNED BY SECRETARIES OF THE TREASURY FROM ALEXANDER HAMILTON TO JOHN CONNALLY. <I>Together 66pp., 4tos and 8vo, most (except Hamilton) with evidence of mounting on versos, each document accompanied with engraving or photograph</I>, (lacking examples from Salmon P. Chase, William Windom and John Snyder). Housed in a clamshell box (post-Truman Secretaries in a separate slipcase). HAMILTON, Alexander. Circular letter signed ("Alex. Hamilton," with flourish), as Treasury Secretary, Treasury Department, 30 November 1790. <I>1 page, 4to, left edge tipped to another sheet, right edge shaved catching some letters, seal hole</I>. STOPPING FRAUD IN THE HANDLING OF TREASURY INSTRUMENTS. Hamilton issues this order to meet "a danger to the United States" in handling the certificates "from the Treasury to the several Loan Offices." Entries on the notes indicating the rate of interest and the accrual date "are capable of being taken out as in the cases of Pierces Notes and that the blank may be filled up with the six per Cent rate of Interest where the rate was before three per cent." Likewise the accrual date could be made earlier than intended. To protect against these frauds and forgeries, Hamilton orders that punch holes "about a quarter of an inch in diameter" be placed on particular locations of the notes, to distinguish between preferred stock, six percent and three percent notes. ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES FROM OLIVER WOLCOTT, ALBERT GALLATIN, ROGER TANEY, AND 54 OTHERS. Full inventory included with lot and available upon request. |
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    Sale 2272

    Fine Books & Manuscripts including Americana

    24 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 105

    [TREASURY SECRETARIES]. A COLLECTION OF 58 LETTERS AND DOCUMENTS SIGNED BY SECRETARIES OF THE TREASURY FROM ALEXANDER HAMILTON TO JOHN CONNALLY. Together 66pp., 4tos and 8vo, most (except Hamilton) with evidence of mounting on versos, each document accompanied with engraving or photograph, (lacking examples from Salmon P. Chase, William Windom and John Snyder). Housed in a clamshell box (post-Truman Secretaries in a separate slipcase). HAMILTON, Alexander. Circular letter signed ("Alex. Hamilton," with flourish), as Treasury Secretary, Treasury Department, 30 November 1790. 1 page, 4to, left edge tipped to another sheet, right edge shaved catching some letters, seal hole. STOPPING FRAUD IN THE HANDLING OF TREASURY INSTRUMENTS. Hamilton issues this order to meet "a danger to the United States" in handling the certificates "from the Treasury to the several Loan Offices." Entries on the notes indicating the rate of interest and the accrual date "are capable of being taken out as in the cases of Pierces Notes and that the blank may be filled up with the six per Cent rate of Interest where the rate was before three per cent." Likewise the accrual date could be made earlier than intended. To protect against these frauds and forgeries, Hamilton orders that punch holes "about a quarter of an inch in diameter" be placed on particular locations of the notes, to distinguish between preferred stock, six percent and three percent notes. ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES FROM OLIVER WOLCOTT, ALBERT GALLATIN, ROGER TANEY, AND 54 OTHERS. Full inventory included with lot and available upon request.

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    [TREASURY SECRETARIES]. A COLLECTION OF 58 LETTERS AND DOCUMENTS SIGNED BY SECRETARIES OF THE TREASURY FROM ALEXANDER HAMILTON TO JOHN CONNALLY. Together 66pp., 4tos and 8vo, most (except Hamilton) with evidence of mounting on versos, each document accompanied with engraving or photograph, (lacking examples from Salmon P. Chase, William Windom and John Snyder). Housed in a clamshell box (post-Truman Secretaries in a separate slipcase). HAMILTON, Alexander. Circular letter signed ("Alex. Hamilton," with flourish), as Treasury Secretary, Treasury Department, 30 November 1790. 1 page, 4to, left edge tipped to another sheet, right edge shaved catching some letters, seal hole. STOPPING FRAUD IN THE HANDLING OF TREASURY INSTRUMENTS. Hamilton issues this order to meet "a danger to the United States" in handling the certificates "from the Treasury to the several Loan Offices." Entries on the notes indicating the rate of interest and the accrual date "are capable of being taken out as in the cases of Pierces Notes and that the blank may be filled up with the six per Cent rate of Interest where the rate was before three per cent." Likewise the accrual date could be made earlier than intended. To protect against these frauds and forgeries, Hamilton orders that punch holes "about a quarter of an inch in diameter" be placed on particular locations of the notes, to distinguish between preferred stock, six percent and three percent notes. ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES FROM OLIVER WOLCOTT, ALBERT GALLATIN, ROGER TANEY, AND 54 OTHERS. Full inventory included with lot and available upon request.


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