Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Daniel Delozier, 1 May 1794

To Daniel Delozier

Treasury Department May 1st 1794


I duly received your letter of the 13th of April1 containing an extract of a Letter from General Williams2 to you.

When any instructions are addressed to the Collector and he is not in a condition to execute it personally on account of absence or sickness,3 it is understood that the person who acts in his stead as Collector will take up the business and execute it. I request that this idea may be made known to the person who acts as Collector (if not yourself) and that I may be informed who is the person.

I am, Sir, with consideration4   Your Obedient Servant

A Hamilton

⟨Daniel⟩ Delozier Esquire
Surveyor of the Port of

LS, Columbia University Libraries.

1Letter not found.

2Otho H. Williams, collector of customs at Baltimore.

3Williams had been in poor health for some time and was at present in Frederick, Maryland (Calendar of the General Otho Holland Williams Papers description begins Calendar of the General Otho Holland Williams Papers in the Maryland Historical Society (Baltimore, 1940). description ends , 334).

4The words “with consideration” are in H’s handwriting.

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