Report on Negotiations with Spain, Accompanying Document 2, 18 March 1792

The President having referred to me your letter of this day, I have it in charge from him to express to you his satisfaction at your undertaking the office of Director of the mint, confident that it’s duties will be well fulfilled by you. he approves of the purchase you have made of the house and lot for the mint, of the employment of mr Voight as the Coiner, of the procuring fifteen tons of copper, and proceeding to coin the cents & half cents of copper & dismes and half dismes of silver: and he leaves to your discretion to have such alterations and additions made to the buildings purchased as you shall find necessary, being satisfied that under your orders no expence will be incurred which reason & necessity will not justify. he desires you to make out an estimate of the sums of money which will be wanting for these purposesPreceding three words interlined. and of the times at which they will be wanting, in order to enable the treasury to make arrangements for furnishing them with convenience. I have the honor to be with great esteem & attachment Dear Sir

Your most obedient humble servt