From Alexander Macwhorter1
November 9, 1789. “Being informed that there are some offices under you and in your department which are not supplied with clerks, I take the liberty of addressing … to you in behalf of Mr. Samuel Beebee a citizen of New York and son in law of mine as a person I believe well qualified to be a clerk in some such place. He has been unfortunate in the sea trade during the war and since, and thereby exceedingly reduced in his circumstances.…”
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Macwhorter was a New Jersey minister who had been chaplain to Henry Knox’s brigade during the Revolution.