George Washington Papers

Tobias Lear to Alexander Hamilton, 29 May 1791

Tobias Lear to Alexander Hamilton

[Philadelphia] 29 May 1791. Transmits under the president’s direction the enclosed from John H. Mitchell, which came in a letter from GW, dated Savannah, 13 May, received yesterday.1


1The enclosure has not been found but was probably drafted c.2–14 May 1791 and concerned the ambitions of John Hinckley Mitchell, a city warden of Charleston, S.C., to provide the U.S. Mint with coinage. Mitchell most likely discussed his plans with GW during the Southern Tour. See John Bailey to GW, 17 April 1790, n.1, and Charles Pinckney to GW, 2 May 1791, source note.

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