From William Armstrong1
New York, March 13, 1799. “… May I presume to request your good Offices in recommending my Brother in Law Mr Charles Ramsay”2 as American consul “at the Havannah.”
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Armstrong was a New York City merchant.
2. Ramsay, an American merchant who lived in Havana, was not appointed consul. On June 29, 1799, during the recess of the Senate, John Morton of New York received the appointment, which the Senate confirmed on December 6, 1799 (Executive Journal, I description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate (Washington, 1828), I. description ends , 326).