George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Alexander Hamilton, 30 June 1794

To Alexander Hamilton

Mount Vernon June 30. 1794.


Your Letter of the 24th instant, covering the resignation of the Collector of Hampton, and a letter from Colo. Carrington recommending a successor to that office, came to hand by the last post.

As Govr Lee is (I believe) yet in Alexandria, I will suspend my choice in hopes of deriving some aid from his information on this head; as he has lately been a good deal in the neighbourhood of Hampton. I do it too, because I expect to commence my journey for Philadelphia on Thursday next,1 & because I hope no inconvenience in the interim will result from the delay.

Further communications from your department may be suspended until my return to Philada, especially as I am not determined as to my rout—wishing to travel the smoothest road.

You have said nothing respecting a Successor to the Collector of York.2 This matter, in order that equal justice may be measured to all, is necessary.

Go. Washington


1The next Thursday was 3 July.

2For the decision to remove Abraham Archer, collector for Yorktown, Va., see Hamilton to GW, 16 June and n.3. On 10 Dec., GW nominated William Reynolds to fill that post (Senate Executive Journal, 165).

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