George Washington Papers

Alexander Hamilton to Tobias Lear, 15 December 1792

Alexander Hamilton to Tobias Lear

[Philadelphia] 15th Decr 1792.

Dr Sir,

The Supervisor of Massachusetts is desirous of permission to come to Philadelphia on urgent private business. I believe the permission may be given him without injury to the service. Will you mention the matter to the President and inform me by a line whether permission may be notified to him or not.1 Your’s &ca

A: Hamilton


1Commissioner of the Revenue Tench Coxe wrote Nathaniel Gorham on 18 Dec. that the president was “disposed to permit your absence from the District . . . provided no injury is likely to arise to the public service” (DNA: RG 58, Letters Sent by the Commissioner of the Revenue and the Revenue Office, 1792–1807).

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