October 25, 2021 10:00 EST

The Alexander Hamilton Collection of John E. Herzog

 
  Lot 39
 

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[Hamilton, Alexander] [Public Credit]
Report of the Secretary of the Treasury...Containing a Plan for the further support of Public Credit

Alexander Hamilton's final report as the first Secretary of the Treasury

(Philadelphia): John Fenno, 1795. First edition. 90, (1), pp. Illustrated with 10 folding charts printed on five sheets. Original limp blue wrappers, front wrapper perished, original thread sound; virtually completely unopened; light foxing to title-page; open tear in gutter pp. 25/26. A very good copy. Evans 29772; Howes H122; Sabin 29980

Alexander Hamilton's final work as Secretary of the Treasury, presented to Congress only two weeks before his resignation from office, on January 19, 1795. He largely defends his economic programs against criticisms from Democratic-Republicans, while outlining "a further provision for the unsubscribed debt, a provision for converting with consent of the Creditors the foreign into Domestic Debt, a provision for augmenting the Sinking Fund so as to render it commensurate with the intire debt of the United States, suggestions for giving effect to the act of the last session for granting a million of dollars for the purposes of foreign intercourse; with some auxiliary propositions."

Sold for $63,000
Estimated at $800 - $1,200


 

Alexander Hamilton's final report as the first Secretary of the Treasury

(Philadelphia): John Fenno, 1795. First edition. 90, (1), pp. Illustrated with 10 folding charts printed on five sheets. Original limp blue wrappers, front wrapper perished, original thread sound; virtually completely unopened; light foxing to title-page; open tear in gutter pp. 25/26. A very good copy. Evans 29772; Howes H122; Sabin 29980

Alexander Hamilton's final work as Secretary of the Treasury, presented to Congress only two weeks before his resignation from office, on January 19, 1795. He largely defends his economic programs against criticisms from Democratic-Republicans, while outlining "a further provision for the unsubscribed debt, a provision for converting with consent of the Creditors the foreign into Domestic Debt, a provision for augmenting the Sinking Fund so as to render it commensurate with the intire debt of the United States, suggestions for giving effect to the act of the last session for granting a million of dollars for the purposes of foreign intercourse; with some auxiliary propositions."

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