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To Alexander Hamilton from Tobias Lear, October 1789

From Tobias Lear

[New York] October, 1789. Transmits several letters relating to Samuel Caldwell.1

ALS, Applications for Office under George Washington, Library of Congress.

1Caldwell had been state tonnage inspector at Philadelphia up to 1789. Although he asked for a Federal appointment for the same job in April, 1789, applied for the surveyorship of the port in July, and asked for the post of lighthouse inspector, he was not appointed to any of these positions. In 1793 he was, however, made clerk of the Federal District Court of Pennsylvania.

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