George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg, 15 July 1791

From Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg

Philadelphia, 15 July 1791. Offers himself as a candidate for the office of postmaster general, Samuel Osgood having resigned. “This State having been divided into Districts & I having changed my place of Residence, renders it uncertain whether I shall be returnd a Member of the next Legislature, which Consideration induces me to take this Step.”1


1Congressman Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg did retain his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives and served through the end of the Third Congress, but he was not reelected as Speaker of the House when the Second Congress convened in October 1791.

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