Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to John Addison and Peter Van Gaasbeck, 15 June 1793

To John Addison and Peter Van Gaasbeck

Treasury Department
Philadelphia June 15. 1793


I received two or three days since your letter of the 30th. of May.1

The Intention of Mr. Tappen2 to resign is not yet known to the Assistant of the Post Master General,3 who in his absence4 represents him. But you may depend, that when the event you mention shall happen, I shall take care to bring under the consideration of the Post Master General the Gentleman whom you recommend and in a manner corresponding with the decided terms in which you speak of his pretensions. With sentiments of great consideration and esteem I am

Gentlemen   Your obedient servt

A Hamilton

Peter Van Gaasbeck } Esquires
John Addison

ALS, Museum of the City of New York.

1Letter not found.

2Christopher Tappen was postmaster at Kingston.

3Charles Burrall.

4Timothy Pickering, the Postmaster General, had been appointed one of the three commissioners to negotiate with the western Indians and was at this time on his way to the proposed meeting place at Sandusky.

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