George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Tristram Dalton, 24 April 1794

From Tristram Dalton

Philadelphia April 24th 1794


The arrangements of my private Affairs demand my attention, and will call me from this City1—I am, thereby, constrained to request Your permission to resign my Office, as Treasurer of the Mint of the United States—from the performance of the duties of which place I ask the favor to be released, as soon as You may find it convenient to nominate a Sucessor.2

My very grateful Acknowledgments are presented to You, Sir, for the many marks of publick and private Favors, that You have been pleased to honor me with. I shall ever remain, with the greatest Respect, Sir Your most obliged, and most obedient humble, Servant.

Tristram Dalton

ALS, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters.

1On Dalton’s plans to relocate to the Federal City, see Thomas Johnson and David Stuart, 23 April, and n.2.

2For GW’s appointment of Nicholas Way as Dalton’s successor, see GW to U.S. Senate, 19 May (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 , 156).

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