Alexander Hamilton and John Armstrong, Jr., to Tobias Lear
[Philadelphia] April 23d 1793
Do me the favor to learn from the President, & inform me by the bearer, whether mister Lee’s resignation was purely voluntary on his part, or was occasioned by any circumstance dissatisfactory to the President. The reason to the enquiry is that I may regulate my expressions to him accordingly.1 I presume no such circumstance has occured; but for greater caution I ask. Yrs &c.
John Armstrong Junior.2