From Sharp Delany
[Philadelphia] February 15, 1790. “… I … inclose a Letter received from a very worthy Man the Weigher of this Port,1 and formerly my Deputy—to You Sir I need not point out the necessity of having such an Officer independent from his Office—the Revenue depending so much upon it—please to bestow a small portion of your time to this subject.”
LC, Copies of Letters to the Secretary, 1789–1790, Bureau of Customs, Philadelphia.
1. John Graff to Delany, no date (Copies of Letters to the Secretary, 1789–1790, Bureau of Customs, Philadelphia). In this letter Graff complains that his compensation is inadequate.