Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury Accompanying a Communication from the Comptroller of the Treasury, and Sundry Documents Relating to the Claim of Comfort Sands, and Others.
Another Robert Morris deal gone awry?
In 1802, a continuation of the claims and petition of Comfort Sands and others that Alexander Hamilton had originally authored a report upon in 1797.
An American banker and merchant, Sands sought compensation for furnishing supplies to the garrison at West Point during the American Revolution. Sands and his cohorts claimed to have entered into contract to do so with Robert Morris. The present Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury comments on the role of Morris and that of Robert Livingtston and other members of the latter family.
Albert Gallatin, the author, is noted as “America’s Swiss Founding Father.” Gallatin first served as Treasury Secretary under Thomas Jefferson and, later, was the leading negotiator of the Treaty of Ghent 1815. “In intellect he was the peer of any of his contemporaries—as constructive as Hamilton, as astute as Jefferson, as logical as Adams, as comprehensive as Webster.” (DAB)
Description: Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury Accompanying a Communication from the Comptroller of the Treasury, and Sundry Documents Relating to the Claim of Comfort Sands, and Others.
[Washington: n.p., 1802]. 27, pp., untrimmed and partially unopened. Octavo government report, cleanly removed from bound volume. Spine expertly reinforced with Japanese tissue; near fine; a lovely copy. bjcb 352245
Shaw & Shoemaker; 3312. Not in Howes. OCLC, 7 locations.