George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Alexander Hamilton, 23 December 1793

From Alexander Hamilton

Treasury Depmt Decr 23d 1793.

The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to submit to the consideration of the President a communication from the Commissioner of the revenue, dated the 18h of December respecting Mr James Collins, Inspector of the Revenue for Survey No: 2 of the District of Pennsylvania.1 It has at length become certain (what has been for some time feared) that Mr Collins is incapable of executing the duties of the office and that the good of the public service requires his removal.

Alexandr Hamilton
Secy of the Treay


1Tench Coxe’s letter about James Collins has not been identified. On 29 Jan. 1794 GW nominated John Boyd to replace Collins (Senate Executive Journal description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America: From the commencement of the First, to the termination of the Nineteenth Congress. Vol. 1. Washington, D.C., 1828. description ends , 147).

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