Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from John Murray, 3 May 1793

From John Murray1

New York 3 May 1793

Alexr. Hamilton Esqr


My particular Friend Mr. Philip Mark2 is now about to take up his residence in Germany; he has informed me that it would be a very pleasing thing to him to have an appointment to a Consulate from the United States to some part of the German Empire; as I have been long acquainted with him, I can with fredom recommend him as a man well qualified to fill that Office; I know him to be a man of abilities, & integrity. I am with respect

Sir   Your most obedt. hble. Sert.

John Murray

ALS, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1Murray was a New York City merchant who engaged in extensive shipping operations.

2Marck, a New York City merchant, was a native of Germany. On May 29, 1794, he was appointed consul for the United States in Franconia, Germany (Executive Journal, I description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate (Washington, 1828), I. description ends , 158).

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