George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Samuel Allyne Otis, 10 April 1792

From Samuel Allyne Otis

Philadelphia April 10th 1792


As my present employment is laborious in addition to the disagreeable circumstance of responsibility to numbers instead of one, I, by the advice of some friends take the liberty of soliciting the appointment to be Treasurer of the Mint; and if you think it expedient, the honor of your nomination to that office.1 I am Sir With profund respect Your most humble Servt

Sam. A. Otis


1GW nominated Tristram Dalton treasurer of the U.S. Mint, not Otis, who continued serving as secretary to the U.S. Senate until 1814 (see GW to the U.S. Senate, 3 May [second letter]).

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